7 Ways to Make Your Printed T-Shirt New Again

7 Ways to Make Your Printed T-Shirt New Again

Salem : OR : USA | Jul 02, 2012 at 5:01 PM PDT
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Printed T-shirts are a great way to express your individuality. T-shirts can go out of style and end up sitting in your drawer, taking up much needed space. Breathe new life into those old tees and bring them out into the light of day! With a bit of imagination, a sewing machine and a pair of scissors, you can transform your old, printed T-shirts and make them fashionable again! Here are seven ways that you can revamp your outdated T-shirt wardrobe:

1.Reduce It

Whether you’ve lost weight or your T-shirt has lost its shape thanks to countless washings, you can quickly turn it into a fitted tee and make it look new again. Turn your tee inside out, sew new seams down the sides, cut off the excess, and you’ve got a T-shirt that is completely restyled.

2.Take Off the Sleeves

Grab a sharp pair of scissors and cut the sleeves off of your T-shirt to give it a new look. These sleeveless T-shirts look great on their own or layered over a tee that still has its sleeves.

3.Spray Paint

Grab a few cans of spray paint, a test tee and head outside. You can choose to use stencils for your creation or try your hand at designing your own artwork. Once you’re happy with your design, spray paint your printed T-shirt and wear it out in public.


A T-shirt can be turned into a great new polo shirt with scissors, an old button-up shirt, and a sewing machine. The first thing you need to do is cut a straight line up the front of your T-shirt. Next, take your button-up and cut out the button strip and collar. The final step involves sewing the strip to your tee shirt using your machine. You’ll have a trendy new polo shirt when you’re finished!

5.Off the Shoulder

Your printed T-shirt can be turned into a retro '80s box shirt with just a few snips of the scissors. Cut the edge of the sleeves off to give them a rough look, cut the neck out and then cut the hem off. What you’re left with is a rough-edged, boxy shirt that can be worked off the shoulder.

6.Tied-Up Tee

This shirt looks incredibly cute when worn over a fitted, long-sleeved tee. Lie your shirt flat on the table, face down, and cut up the center of the back. Cut a slit under both sides of your new neckline and repeat with the bottom edges. Tie your shirt back together and put it on. This is an easy, no-sew project that is virtually mistake-proof. If you don’t like how your new shirt fits, experiment with different cuts!

7. Claw Back Tee

This alteration couldn’t be easier! Lie your shirt face down, take a pair of scissors and cut slits in the back of the shirt. You may want to practice on a shirt you’re sure you won’t wear any more so you can experiment with slit placement. Your shirt is ready to wear as soon as you’re happy with your design.

Don’t leave those old printed T-shirts hiding in the closet! You can easily transform your T-shirt wardrobe with these seven fantastic ideas. Think of these ideas as ways to get an entire new summer wardrobe for free!

Vanessa Williams fuels her love for all things style-related as a freelance blogger who writes about fashion. An avid DIY-er, she recommends tshirtprinting.org for all your custom t-shirt printing needs, including kids t shirt printing.

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