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March 11, 2013


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Jo Baker

and I'll bet it was the best looking Relay T-shirt on the park! Well done Nic and congrats on your 42kms.

Kim Russell

Your re-styled T-Shirt works perfectly and congratulations for your 42kms walk. Good old pinterest to the rescue again

Nadine 'Alfie" Vallance

Great work Nic, thanks for sharing again with us. Love it!!


So awesome! Thanks for this, Nic... I will definitely keep it on file for the next time I'm stuck with an ugly old race T. ;)

Kathy C.

This is SO awesome!!!! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm a Relayer in Beaverton, Oregon, USA and I love, LOVE, LOVE this!! I'm gonna turn a couple of our previous year's Relay shirts into these for my 6-year old who loves wearing this type of style shirt in the summer!

Thanks for sharing!!!
~ Kathy


Where do the straps for the shirt come from?


Did it. Love it.
Thanks for the easy instructions!!


Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

sherry floyd

The strap threaded through is longer than the sleeve bands. You had to add something more to it. How did you make it long enough

Monika Wright

So fun...love your sense of humor, too!


I did this! And I blogged about it! http://janiefromscratch.blogspot.com/2013/04/race-t-shirt-redux.html What a cute and easy idea, thanks for sharing!!


I made this last weekend, and love it but instead of using the part of the sleeves like you did, I cut the bottom off and used that for straps. Very cute and love it!


Saw your pix on Pinterest, and 20 minutes later, I was wearing my own! Thanks for saving an old favorite tshirt of mine from the bottom of the drawer!

joan hardesty

Love this idea n I'm sure to use it this idea for the summer month. Thx for sharing this idea n bless ya


I made this today and it turned out great! I didn't have enough fabric at the top to fold over due to high placement of the design on the shirt. So rather than fold the top over, I cut off the bottom of the t-shirt and sewed that along the top edge as the "tube" through which I fed the straps. My sleeve edges worked great as straps, and instead of sewing them they were long enough for me to tie the ends together on each shoulder. Thanks for the excellent tip!


I am so pleased with how my shirt turned out. Someone gave me a cute T-shirt from Hawaii but I would rather have it as a tank so I appreciate
you posting this!

tammy cooj

Love this tutorial. I used it to make a cute sundress out of one of my fiancee's t-shirts.

Carrie Record

Thanks so much for sharing this! I have a ton of t-shirts that I never wear. I am going to re-purpose them for the gym. Genius!


Brilliant!!! Its hot hot hot here and I was thinking of buying more tanks. Now I can save money and reuse my t-shirts!!! Thank you!!

Yoon C.

So, I came across your post on turning normal ordinary t-shirt to summer wear tank top. I first thought of using the t-shirts as a rage usually what do with the old t-shirt after couple of wears. Until I came across your post on making a t-shirt I had around but it wasn't too old to turn it into a rage. I thought this was a great idea when I exercise or just plainly can use it for P.J's. So, to make it short I just got done making one but only differences is I made it by hand instead of using a sewing machine. Thank you for sharing this great idea of making t-shirt. Now, I just can't wait to make more with other ordinary t-shirts I have. The website below is not a blog but a website whenever you might have time to visit.

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