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I’m so excited to show you this week’s refashion!  Purple is such an awesome color for the spring, too.  This Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt took a bit longer than some of the other t-shirt tutorials because I had to make all the fabric bows, but once you make the squares, the shirt comes together nicely.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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These last three weeks, I’ve been racing to a finish line trying to get all my bow refashions done before the end of school. (I will be setting all the blog posts on publish during the time that I’m studying for the Bar.)  My poor husband has been quite understanding and quite helpful with all of my refashions, too.  He’s been putting in some work, with taking pictures and going shopping with me!

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion

Materials Needed:

I found this purple shirt at the Salvation Army. (Front and Back views.)

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Its a great color for spring, but it’s also plain.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I started by cutting out six bows from a purple fat quarter.  I used the ends to make the bow centers.  See my fabric bow tutorial here.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Mark where your bra line is.  This is where you will put a bow.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Mark the center.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Draw a straight line down the center …

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Extend the lines out where the bra dots were.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

… and we cut!

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I ironed both sides (of the center) to make my life easier, but you can just pin if you want to.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Sew the hem.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Make sure you make the corner at the bottom.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I took off the sleeves, and then hemmed the arm holes.  But you can just cut them, too (like I normally just do).

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Add some fabric glue to each bow …

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I’m a little paranoid, so I added some stitches to secure!

And the Final … excuse my yoga pants haha.

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.coms

A closeup:

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with leftover fabric or fat quarters! Add bows down the back of your t-shirt to make this shirt awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

This bow back t-shirt would look absolutely amazing with a gray and purple color scheme.

Chunky heels:

Chunky Heel Rhinestones Sandals

Gray Flowing Pants:

Flowy Palazzo Pants

Leaf Feather Drop Earrings:

Bohemian Rhinestone Leaf Feather Drop Earrings

Kate Spade Silver Glitter Purse:

 

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Would you wear this refashioned fabric bow back t-shirt?


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