DIY Shredded T

6:40 AM

You can create this rope-like effect by simply pulling loose threads on a T shirt.
This DIY isn't terribly difficult, but it is time consuming. It took me about 40 minutes to do each sleeve. Luckily, this doesn't require too much attention and can be done while watching Netflix =)
Supplies:
[Cut off the hem at the bottom of the sleeves]
[Start picking at the horizontal threads with your fingers. Getting it started is the hardest part. Once it's done it is easy to shred the fabric. I shredded down the middle and sides of each sleeve. Check out the video below to see the shredding in action]
 
[Stretch the fabric a little as you work.  Don't pull the threads too hard or otherwise they will break]
[These next few steps are optional. My t shirt was really long so I cut off the bottom and gave it a asymmetrical hem]
[Then I cut off the neckband to create a wide scoop neck]
[I took some of the excess fabric left over from the bottom hem and I made a new neckband with it]
[Happy shredding!]
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21 comments

  1. Wow! That turned out really cool, I'll have to try that out on one of my shirts! Thanks for the tips :)

    -Laura xx
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  2. This is amazing. I love it. How do you come up with these fabulous ideas? I am in love with your blog!

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  3. I love that! That's something I feel like I could actually do myself.

    http://www.thoreausdaughter.com/

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  4. Such a simple DIY, I love it! Will definitely be trying this out xoxo

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  5. Ove the wonderful cut. It is so cute what you are able to do with a few cuts:) Love it!! XOXO

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  6. VERY cool!!!

    jen
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  7. I love this! It really makes a normal tee look so much edgier!! Save's me buying any expensive religion tees haha!
    Thank you for sharing this!
    xoxo Jess SparksandFireworks.blogspot.com

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  8. I annoy believe how incredibly cool that turned out!! It looks great from far away and amazing close up... And the grey dye and asymmetrical hem are so trendy too!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea <3shelby

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  9. Wow, i love tha shirt! :)

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  10. very VERY cool! I probably wouldn't have the patience, but I LOVE it!!

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  11. Gasp! Just what I needed! Thanks so much for sharing! Already got almost a sleeve done

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  12. I LOVE this! I am looking at my boring black tee right now, but I was wondering; have you tried to machine wash or do you hand&hang?

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  13. @Anonymous I've machined washed mine. The shredding shrinks up a bit in the dryer but you can pull it back into shape.

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  14. This is really amazing! Thanks for tutorial

    P.S. I love your hair! :)

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  16. Thank you! I love it! This is my weekend project.

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  17. What happens when you wash this shirt?

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    1. The shredded parts will knot slightly. After the shirt is dry you can gently pull them apart from each other.

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  18. Because this was so simple and cute, it was featured here: http://www.dreamingofbutterflies.co/10-awesome-funky-easy-summer-diys-every-rebel-girl-needs-make/

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