Are you looking for a fun and easy way to change up your wardrobe? If so, then you should try out some of these t-shirt cutting ideas! In this blog post, we will discuss 17 different ways that you can cut and style your t-shirts. These ideas are perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time or sewing skills. So, whether you’re looking for a new way to wear your old t-shirts, or you’re just starting out in the world of fashion design, these ideas are sure to inspire you!
With a little bit of creativity, you can turn an ordinary t-shirt into something unique and stylish. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today and see how much fun DIY t-shirt cutting can be!
17 DIY T-shirt Cutting Ideas with No Sewing
1. Create a Cold Shoulder Look by Cutting off the Sleeves at the Shoulder Seam
Cold shoulder tops are all the rage right now, and for good reason! They’re perfect for summer weather because they keep you cool while still looking stylish. Plus, they’re really easy to create – all you need is a basic t-shirt and a pair of scissors.
If you want to give your cold shoulder top a more polished look, you can cut off the sleeves at the shoulder seam. This will create a nice, clean line and give your top a more polished appearance. Plus, it’s an easy way to add a little extra style to your outfit.
2. Cut a V-neck Shape into the Neckline of the T-Shirt
To create a V-neck shape, cut a triangular-shaped opening into the neckline of the T-shirt. Make sure to cut the opening wide enough so that it can be easily pulled over your head. If you want a deeper V-neck, you can continue cutting down the middle of the triangle until you reach the desired depth.
I had a t-shirt that the neckline was too tight, so I tried out this technique. To complete I used: scissors, I didn’t have a ruler, so I used an empty milk carton, and a t-shirt.
Step One: fold the t-shirt in half to find the middle for the bottom of the v cut.
Step Two: use your “ruler” to draw where to cut your v neck. I didn’t want a plunging V line. So, I lined my “ruler” with the edge of my neckline and drew my line there. If you want the V to be deeper, line up farther away from the neckline.
Keep in mind that you can always go back and cut more off later.
This line was hard to show since I was using a black pen on a black shirt, but it was enough for me to see where to cut. If this is a problem for you, try using a lighter shirt or chalk to better visualize your cut line.
Step Three: flip the shirt over and line up your “ruler” on the other side in the same way you did on the first side.
Step Four: unfold the shirt and check that the lines match and create the V you’re looking for. Unjust the cut lines, if need be, at this time.
Step Five: cut down the middle of the V that you created from the neckline of the t-shirt. Make sure that you are only cutting the front side of the t-shirt.
Step Six: cut from the bottom of the V, and then along the neckline on the front side of the t-shirt.
Step Seven: repeat on the other side. Cutting from the bottom of the V all the way along the cut line and around the neckline on the front of the t-shirt.
Step Eight: turn the t-shirt over and cut off along the neckline until it’s all the way off the t-shirt.
Step Nine: double check your work. I found this spot that was a little rough and I cleaned up my cut lines.
Step Ten: try on the shirt and see how the V neck fits. The bottom of my V needed a little work and so did the left side on this picture to even out the V shape.
Step Eleven: use your scissors to adjust the places that may need it. Or at this time you could make your V neck deeper or even wider. You could eyeball it or start from the beginning and do a few quick measurements with your ruler. It really depends on how much more you want to take off.
Step Twelve: try your t-shirt on and enjoy your new V neck! Or make more adjustments and you see fit.
3. Cut a Racerback Style by Cutting off the Sleeves and the Bottom of the T-shirt
Cutting a racerback style is simple. Just cut off the sleeves and a little extra around the shoulders. Then cut off around the neckline and cut off the bottom of the T-shirt seam. This will create a wide, scoop neck opening in the back. You can then tie the bottom seam together to create a racerback look. This style is perfect for showing off your summer tan!
This one is a little hard to imagine the steps so, I found this awesome video. Watch as they make the shirt symmetrical by cutting off one side and then the other side by overlaying the first cut.
4. The Off-the-Shoulder T-Shirt Cut
This style is perfect for summer weather! To create an off-the-shoulder t-shirt cut, start by cutting off the neckline (or the seam around the neck). You can cut off right around the neckline or go slightly wider. The wider that you go the wider the neckline will be.
Once you’ve made this cut give the neck part of the t-shirt a little pull to create loosened look. Don’t pull to much or the shirt will be very loose and might even fall off your shoulder when you’re done. Keep in mind that you can always repeat this step after you try on the fit if you find it needs a little more give.
Now, cut the sleeves off, just cutting off the stitching. Give the arms a little pull too so they aren’t tight as well.
Try and the shirt and see what you think. Remember you can pull a little more around the neck and shoulder if needed. This style t-shirt will show off your shoulders and neckline, and it’s perfect for hot weather.
5. Cut a High Low Hemline by Cutting the Bottom of the T-shirt at an Angle
If you’re looking to change up your T-shirt game, why not try a high low hemline? This style is created by cutting the bottom of the front of the T-shirt only, which gives it a more elevated look.
To get started, fold the shirt in half sideways, with the front of the shirt facing forward. Check that the seams at the bottom and side of the shirt are lined up. Then make sure the sure is flat.
Try on the shirt and determine where you’d like for it end in the front and mark it with a marker. Now, cut off the bottom of the T-shirt at an angle. Starting higher at the front and gradually decreasing as you head towards the back. You can either use a ruler to measure and mark the desired length or eyeball it and cut accordingly.
Once you try on the shirt for fit you can always adjust the cut afterwards by repeating these same steps.
6. Cut the T-shirt into a Crop Top by Cutting off the Bottom Half
You can easily turn a T-shirt into a crop top by cutting off the bottom half. This is a great way to recycle an old T-shirt and to create a new, stylish top. Here’s how:
- Place the shirt up to yourself and decide where you’d like to cut it.
- You can mark it with a marker or just eyeball it by folding the t-shirt over where you plan to cut. Most people tend to start around their belly button.
- Put the t-shirt flat on a flat surface with the t-shirt facing you sideways.
- Cut off the bottom half of the t-shirt where you marked or folded the t-shirt.
- If you want the bottom ends to look a little stressed, you can pull the bottom a little to achieve that look.
- Enjoy your new crop top!
7. Create a Draped Vest by Cutting the T-shirt Down the Sides
If you want to create a vest out of an old t-shirt, start by cutting off the sleeves of the t-shirt. Cut off just past the seam. Then cut off the neckline of the t-shirt. Lay the shirt flat and cut from the bottom of the shirt to the armpit on both sides. Next, you can cut of the bottom seam of the t-shirt, or you can leave it on, your choice. Give a little pull around the t-shirt so it will roll up slightly.
Now it’s time to try on the vest. Place both arms through the hole on the shirt (where the neckline was). If the hole is too small, pull around the hole to stretch it out and try again. If the hole is still too small, you can cut the hole bigger. Then give it a little pull so that it still rolls up slightly around the edge. Repeat these steps as needed until it fits comfortably.
8. Cut the T-shirt into a Wrap Style by Cutting it at the Waistline
To create a wrap style T-shirt, you’ll need a t-shirt of your choice, ruler, pins, sewing machine, and fabric scissors. Follow along with this informative tutorial that will walk you through step by step on how to make a wrap shirt or a warp dress from your t-shirt.
The wrap style T-shirt is a great way to show off your curves. It also makes a great swimsuit cover-up. Try it out today!
9. Cut the T-shirt into a Kimono Style by Cutting it in Half Down the Middle
If you want to turn your T-shirt into a Kimono Style, you can do so by cutting it in half down the middle of the front of the t-shirt. This will create an open loose shirt that can be tied together at the waist or worn open as a good overshirt.
10. Cut a Batwing Style Dress from Your T-shirt by Cutting Off the Neckline
Wanna try a batwing style dress? It’s easier than it sounds and another way to recreate your boring t-shirt. This unique look will keep you comfortable and stylish. So go ahead and try out this easy DIY project today!
11. Cut a Boyfriend Style T-shirt by Cutting off the Bottom and Sleeves
If you want to give your old t-shirts a new look, try cutting them into a boyfriend style t-shirt. This is a really simple DIY project that only takes a few minutes!
To get started, cut off the bottom of the t-shirt and then cut off the sleeves. You can either cut them straight or into a curved shape.
Once you’ve cut the t-shirt, you can style it however you want. Try rolling up the sleeves or tying a knot at the bottom.
This is a great way to give your old t-shirts a new look and it’s also a great way to save money! You can use any old t-shirt for this project, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
12. Cut a Layered Hemline
There are a few different ways to cut a layered hemline on a T-shirt. One way is to cut the bottom of the T-shirt at different angles. This will create a layered look that is both stylish and unique.
Another way to create a layered hemline is to cut the bottom of the T-shirt in a curved line. This will create a more feminine look for your T-shirt.
Finally, you can also create a layered hemline by folding the bottom of the T-shirt up twice and sewing it in place. This is the most traditional way to create a layered hemline, and it is also the most secure.
No matter how you choose to create a layered hemline, it is sure to add some style and personality to your T-shirt. So, give it a try!
13. Cut the Crop Top T-shirt into by Cutting Some Shoulder Holes
Now, I know this design says crop top, and we’ve seen a few of those already. But I like how fun this design looks and it’s without having your stomach showing. So, grab your scissors, a t-shirt, and some tape. Follow along with this video and you can recreate this design in minutes. I love how she uses the tape to easily and quickly mark where to cut.
14. Cut the T-shirt into an Off the Shoulder Crop Top with Bell Sleeves Style by Cutting the Sleeves and the Bottom of the Shirt
To create an off the shoulder T-shirt with bell sleeves, start by measure approximately 11 inches from the bottom of the t-shirt and mark it. You can go longer or shorter depending on how long you want your crop top to be. Then cut off where you marked the shirt.
Now, cut off the neckline. Then lay the shirt flat, find the middle of the shirt. You can eyeball it or use a ruler. Cut down the middle of the shirt.
You’ll need some elastic to create the bell sleeves. Measure the elastic by placing it around your arm and marking the length needed. Then cut two pieces of elastic the same length for each arm. Now cut an opening in the inside of the seam of each arm. Place a safety pin on both ends of the elastic and push the elastic all the way through each arm. Once completed, even out the elastic by gently pulling on it. Take off one of the safety pins and use the other safety pin to hold both ends of the elastic in place. The safety pin will remain in each arm. If you wish you could glue or sew the two elastic ends together at this time.
To create the top of the shirt, you need more elastic. Take the elastic and measure around the top of your chest and cut the elastic to that length. Cut a small opening on the inside of the seam that was the bottom of the shirt. Attach a safety pin to each end of the elastic and push it through the seam. Once completed, take off one of the safety pins and attach both end of the elastic to the one safety pin. Pull on the elastic to even it out. Again, the safety pin will remain, but you can glue or sew the two elastic ends together instead.
Last but not least, pin both of the arms where the elastic is to the sides of the elastic on the shirt and sew the sleeves back onto the shirt. And there you have it!
15. Cut the T-shirt into a Asymmetrical Hem Style by Cutting the Bottom of the Shirt at an Angle
When it comes to fashion, there are always new and upcoming trends to keep up with. One of the latest trends is the asymmetrical hem style. This style can be achieved by cutting the bottom of the shirt at an angle. This creates a unique look that is sure to turn heads.
16. Cut the T-shirt into a Side Slit Style by Cutting it Down the Side
If you want to create a trendy side slit style T-shirt, all you need is a pair of scissors! Simply cut the T-shirt down the side, starting from the bottom and moving upwards. You can make the slit as long or short as you like. Try a small slit and then try the t-shirt back on and you can decide if you’d like to cut more.
Once you’re happy with the length, give each side that was cut a little pull so that the end of the shirt rolls up.
17. Cut the T-shirt into a Lace Up Style by Cutting Small Slits up the Front or Back
If you want to create a lace-up style T-shirt, you can cut small slits up the front or back. This will allow you to tie the shirt in a knot or bow. You can also experiment with different types of knots to create a unique look. Be sure to try out this style on a lightweight T-shirt so that it doesn’t become too bulky.
You can also create a lacing on the front or back of the shirt. Check out this video on how she creates this appealing front V shaped t-shirt with lacing.
It’s Time to Find a Shirt and Pick Your Style
There you have it! 17 T-shirt cutting ideas that requires little to no sewing! So go ahead and experiment with different styles to find the perfect one for you.
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.