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Cute and Easy DIY T-Shirt Alterations

Every few months, we try to sort through our clothes and sift out the things we don’t wear anymore in order to make room in our closets and donate some things. Each time, however, we come across a few things we think we’d probably still wear more if we could only just change them up a little bit. Since those things are usually t-shirts, we’ve been on the lookout lately for awesome t-shirt alteration ideas that will give the things we’re not quite ready to part with but don’t wear as they are a new lease on life!

1. Cold shoulder t-shirt

Cold shoulder t shirt

Are you the kind of person who prefers to keep things pretty simple but you’re also still convinced that one of your plain white t-shirts would probably see more of the world with you if it had even just a little more visual detail? Well, if you like the recent shoulder cutouts trend as much as we do, then we think you’ll also like this aptly named tutorial featured on Sky Not Fancy.

2. T-shirt to gathered tank top

T shirt to gathered tank top

Do you actually find that you don’t wear t-shirts half as often as you wear tank tops because you live in a very warm place and you just prefer how much cooler straps are compared to sleeves? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this gathered tank top tutorial outlined in great detail on Brazen Bernadette!

3. T-shirt to long sleeve shirt

T shirt to long sleeve shirt

Are you actually having the opposite problem and wishing you had more long sleeve shirts because it’s a little chilly where you live right now? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’d prefer this simple, clear tutorial from Ken Andrew Daily that outlines the steps for turning a t-shirt into a warmer garment by adding contrasting sleeves!

4. Cage sleeve t-shirt

Cage sleeve t shirt

Maybe you’re totally okay with the length and presence of the sleeves on the t-shirt you have in mind, you’re simply bored of the way it currently is and looking to change things up? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Brazen Bernadette made these awesome cage sleeves by cutting some straight forward lines in a row so a series of scratch-looking slices result.

5. No-sew braided side t-shirt

No sew braided side t shirt