T-Tank

I have to kick this post off with a few shout-outs to some very special people that led to this fantastic craft project.

The first one goes out to my good friend, Hunter, and his 9-time-national-championship-winning shotgun team from Lindenwood University. The things that make him one my favorite people are innumerable but include teaching me how to shoot a gun (and making sure I don’t fall over doing it) and taking me for my first ride in a truck. He’s also been known to bring me LU Shooting t-shirts, including last year’s championship shirt — which I’m about to make slightly more awesome (if that was even possible).

The second goes out to my friend who shared this craft with me in the first place. I will refer to her as Kay (fake name) for the sake of this post (due to her slight paranoia of online ID theft and targeted advertising). Kay has been on a hot streak lately with good ideas! First, she set up a team and got me to sign up for the Chicago Color Run (awesome!). Then, she organized and got me to sign up for a beach volleyball league (awesome!). And most recently, she found this great craft tutorial and got me to make it (awesome!). See? She just has so many good ideas — and is apparently really good at convincing me to partake! So thanks, Kay!

Now on to the main event! This is a fun way to transform your t-shirts into cute tank tops (with a bow!). I got the idea form Kay, who found it on Pinterest via Crafter Hours — could there be a more adorable name for a craft blog? I didn’t think so. Ready, set, go!

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Start making a few simple cuts.
1. Cut just inside the seem of each sleeve.
2. Cut straight across the top, just below the collar hem.
3. Cut the hem off the bottom.
4. Cut another strip from right above the hem for the drawstring.

Discard the scrap pieces. Next, you will need to do two, quick lines of stitches. From the top of the bodice, fold the font fabric inward about 1.5 inches. Sew with matching (or mismatching if you prefer) thread. Repeat by folding the back of the t-shirt inward. Sew.

Take the cut for the drawstring, and cut one end in a straight line to make it a strand instead of a ring. Thread through the tube created on the bodice.

Tye in a bow. Done!

My t-shirt drawer is about to become my tank top drawer! It’s going to be great!

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