DIY DIY fashion t-shirt

DIY: How to Make a T-Shirt Halter Top

July 31, 2012
How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
When I first saw this tutorial on how to make a halter top out of a t-shirt over on Wobisobi, I was half flabbergasted and half reaching for the scissors and an old t-shirt. I’ve always been a fan of the t-shirt upcycles– from t-shirt quilts, t-shirt flower dresses, and woven t-shirt shirts. (Say that five times fast.) 😉 The t-shirt halter top is SUPER easy and it takes about 5 minutes!

Step 1:

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
With a pair of scissors, cut off the arms of the t-shirt on both sides. Then cut a deep V into the front of your shirt.

Step 2:

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
Then you need to cut along the back of the shirt along the lines of where the arms first met the shirt. Then cut up to the top of the shirt where the V from the previous step meets the top.

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
Twist the long straps that you just cut, cross them over in the front, and tie it in the back! A very simple t-shirt upcycle. 🙂

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
Meow. 😉

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  • Duygu Uygun August 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I think you born to craft! I love your crafts and adore your ideas ,especially like this. If you let me i wanna use your ideas and crafts at my blog may i?

  • Beth August 8, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Would love to try this but am soooo confused. You cut a V into the front of the shirt but don't cut off the collar…and then cut off the sides in just the back? Or both layers? And how do they become straps???

  • Stacie Grissom August 8, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Of course! 🙂

  • Stacie Grissom August 8, 2012 at 12:50 am

    So sorry I confused you! You cut a v in the front of the shirt, and you DO cut off the collar. You also cut a little box in the back, (The middle section comes off in addition to the sleeves). Hope this helps! 🙂

  • stacyvee December 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    so then, on the back, the two rectangles on each side of the 'box' are the straps? Confused.

  • StacieGrissom December 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    You just extend the rectangles from the front (on either side if the v-neck) into the back, twist them, and tie it up! 🙂

  • veronica January 14, 2013 at 2:36 am

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  • StacieGrissom January 14, 2013 at 2:55 am

    hahahaha! I actually just joined! 🙂

  • jen May 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    This is cool but its not the pattern for the shirt you have on in the picture

  • Qadir Kalhoro August 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Very nice
    i like your post and found this post on StumbleUpon.

    Thanks For Sharing

  • aaliyah June 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Do u cut both sides at the same time on the shirt?

  • StacieStacieStacie June 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Just the back! 🙂

  • Tegan Schofield June 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

    its not clear about the v neck bit, i have now just cut up a t-shirt :/ shame really, looked like a good idea but very confusing and unclear

  • katrina October 16, 2014 at 12:38 am

    i dont understaand

  • Tara Buck March 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Just tried this out and it was super simple. Cute idea for a little summer shirt!