A Quick + Easy Upcycling Project

Hello Friends!

Today I’ll be walking you through a quick and easy upcycle that I did using my Toronto Argonauts T-shirt.


We’re starting out with a basic T-shirt in a size Large.


For this upcycle, I’m just going to be cutting the shirt. The only supplies needed are a ruler, scissors (preferably fabric scissors), a marking pen (mine is a fade out pen), and the T-shirt.


My plan is to shorten the torso by 9 inches and shorten the sleeves by 3 inches. I also want to widen the neckline to be 4 inches from the armhole seam and slice the tops of the sleeves open to create fluttery effect.

Shorten Torso

Measure 9 inches up from the bottom, mark and cut.

Shorten Sleeves

Measure 3 inches in from the hem, mark and cut.

Widen Neckline

Measure 4 inches in from the armhole seam, mark and cut along the shoulder seam to that point. Draw lines from the markings that curve under the collar and meet. Cut along this line to create the new neckline. Repeat on the back.

Slice Sleeve Top

Make sure the sleeve is flat and simple cut up the top to the armhole. I had to go back later and cut about 2 inches past the armhole because of how far it hung off my shoulder,


The finished shirt is quite cute tucked into a high-waisted skirt.

I also have a YouTube video about this project. Feel free to give it a watch!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a lovely day.

XOXO ~ Amber Rose

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