How to Make a Fashion Shirt Out of an Old One?

Have an old shirt that you don’t wear anymore? Learn how to upcycle it into a Fashion shirt with this tutorial.

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Many of us have old shirts that we don’t wear anymore. They might be out of style, or maybe they don’t fit quite right. Either way, there’s no need to throw them away! With a little bit of creativity, you can turn an old shirt into a fashionable new one.

There are a few different ways to go about this. One option is to cut the shirt into a new shape. This could involve cutting off the sleeves, or making a tank top out of a button-down shirt. You can also add new elements to the shirt, such as embellishments or patches.

Another option is to use the fabric of the shirt to create something entirely new. This could mean sewing a new piece of clothing, such as a skirt or pants. Or, you could use the fabric to make accessories like bags or scarves.

No matter which approach you choose, there are endless possibilities for upcycling old shirts into something new and stylish. So get creative and see what you can come up with!

What You’ll Need

In order to make a fashion shirt out of an old one, you’ll need the following materials:
-A shirt that you no longer wear
-A needle and thread or a sewing machine
-Ribbon, lace, or other decorations (optional)

First, you’ll need to cut the sleeves off of the shirt. If you want, you can also cut off the collar. Next, cut a horizontal line across the front of the shirt, about four inches below the neckline. Once you’ve cut the front of the shirt, you can then decorate it with ribbon, lace, or other decorations. Finally, sew the front of the shirt together so that it fits better. And that’s it! You now have a fashion shirt that you made yourself.

Step One: Preparing the Shirt

Start by cutting off the sleeves of the shirt, about an inch or two from the seam. Next, cut off the collar of the shirt, again about an inch or two from the seam. Once you have removed the sleeves and collar, cut a horizontal line across the shirt about four inches below the armpit seam. This will be the new neckline of yourshirt.

Step Two: Cutting the Shirt

The next step is to cut the shirt. You will need to cut off the sleeves, neckline, and body of the shirt. You can cut the shirt however you like, but make sure that the cuts are even. Once you have cut the shirt, you will need to hem the edges of the shirt.

Step Three: Sewing the Shirt

Now that the front and back of the shirt have been cut out, it’s time to start sewing! Begin by pinning the shoulder seams together, then sew using a straight stitch. Next, Pin the side seams together and sew using a straight stitch. Finally, hem the bottom of the shirt by folding over ½ inch of fabric and sewing a straight stitch along the edge.

Step Four: Wearing the Shirt

Once you have cut and sewn the shirt to your liking, it is time to wear it! Show off your new fashion shirt by wearing it out to a party, on a date, or to school. You can even wear it around the house to feel extra stylish. Be sure to take care of your shirt so that it lasts long and stays looking great.


So, there you have it – four different ways to style an old shirt into something new. Be creative, have fun experimenting with different techniques, and above all else – don’t be afraid to get a little messy. After all, fashion is about expressing yourself and having fun with it.

Further Reading

-How to Make a Fashion Shirt Out of an Old One?
-How to Make a New Dress Look Old?
-How to Refashion a Shirt into a NewOne?
-Fashion Re-use: old clothes toMake New FashionForward Clothing


Model: @kimmyfitzgerald

Shirt: @forever21

Photographer: @ryanleslie

MUA: @makeupbydanicadennis

About the Author

I am a sewing enthusiast and I love upcycling old clothes into new fashion statements. I started this blog to share my Sewing Tips & Tricks with the world. I hope you enjoy my blog and find my tutorials helpful!

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