Operation Skinny Jeans: DIY- T-Shirt to Work Out Tank

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DIY- T-Shirt to Work Out Tank

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I love to DIY. Any time I can take something I kinda like and turn it into something I love, I am happy. I have seen people turn t-shirts into workout shirts all over Pinterest, so I decided to try it myself. I didn't use a tutorial, I had an idea and ran with it :D

1. Take a t-shirt you want to change and put it on. Put a tank top you like the shape of over it.  I am wearing my team shirt for the DHC Challenge. I don't like working out in t-shirts, so I knew I wanted to make a change.

2. Trace around the seam of the tank top with chalk (or a pen if chalk doesn't show up on your shirt). The design is on the back of my shirt, so I made sure to use a tank top that was wide enough in the back to preserve the design.

3. Cut along the chalk lines and tada! Unless you are a bit of a perfectionist like me. I folded over the edge and hemmed around the seams. 

I really like it! I have a few race shirts I wanna switch up. I love how it turned out! I can save some money on work out shirts in the future now :D

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  1. Super cute and trendy as usual!! Also totally boosted my ego that I have that same white tank form old navy $3!!!!

  2. Ooo!!! Great idea Jess! Thank you!!!! Can't wait to try this!

  3. That's adorable, and a really good idea. I always end up cutting away with no guide and it NEVER ends pretty. Whoops. :)

    There's another super-cute DIY tank at Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth's blog:

    Have fun looking cute and working out this week!

  4. Wow! You just saved me a ton of dollas! Thanks!

  5. I love that!! I wanna do it with some of my race shirts too. The Hubs and I made a resolution to do one 5K each month for all of 2013, so I'm going to have a lot of them! The only caviot is I CAN'T SEW AT ALL and I think it looks WAY better hemmed... If I cut the shirts myself, could a taylor add the hem for me for cheap? Do you have any idea if it would be cheap enough to even be worth it? I don't even know anybody who can sew well enough to do that. Your domestic skills totally impress me! :)

    1. Hem tape maybe? You just fold and iron. Could work. If not a tailor should be able to help you out :)

      And thanks! I am by no means an expert, but i got my first sewing machine when I turned 16.


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