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Do you remember this heart cut-out t-shirt refashion?  I love that shirt.  Everyone else loves that shirt, too.  I get soooo many compliments on it.  The best part about that t-shirt is that it is a 10 minute, quick sew tutorial.  Well, this year, I have another quick-sew, step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to refashion a plain gray t-shirt into a back heart cutout for Valentine’s Day!

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. 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 week, the refashion heart cutout t-shirt was featured at Motivational Monday!

 

We were also featured on #BloggyBrunch!

Step-by-Step Refashion Heart Cutout for Valentine’s Day

Materials needed:

Start with a plain gray thrift store t-shirt.

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And some sexy red lace 🙂  Who doesn’t love some lace?  Make sure that your lace is the stretchy kind.

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Make a heart on the t-shirt’s back.  You can also make a heart on the front, but I didn’t want my bra to show through the lace in the front.  I free handed this heart, but you can also use a plain piece of paper and make a template.

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Cut out the red lace so it covers the heart.  You want to be generous, here.  Make sure your lace is facing the right direction!  (You want the right-side of the lace to face you.)

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. 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 part of the tutorial is the most difficult, but I hope I explain it right … put your hand underneath the heart, and your finger at the top of the heart.  Pull the top of the t-shirt down, and put a pin there.

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Now, flatten the t-shirt again.  Pull the shirt up from the bottom, and you should see the pin.  Pull the lace up to that spot, and using another pin, pin the lace to the shirt.  Make sure that you pin the lace to the correct side of the shirt, e.g. the back and not the front.

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. 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

(Sorry for the blurry picture.  The camera focused wrong haha.)

Using your hands to “flatten” and “smooth” the shirt, pin the remaining heart.  I hope you can see the pins and the heart.

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Start at the “V” in the heart at the top and start sewing around.  Make sure that you do not sew the front!!  Take your time and don’t stretch the t-shirt material.

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We come to the bottom “V” and stop.  We have to turn the t-shirt around because the front is all twisted into the sewing machine.

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Here we are, all done. 🙂

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Grab the bottom of the heart and pinch.

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Make a slight cut.  MAKE SURE YOU DON’T CUT THE LACE — it’s easy to snip it!!

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Cut up the center to meet the heart middle.  Once you cut the first strip, all the rest will be easy.  Cut the remaining strips.

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I turned the t-shirt inside out, and cut around the heart so it wasn’t all fabric-y when I wear the t-shirt.

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. 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 close-up of the heart.  The heart cut-out gets better and better with each washing, because it will curl up and you will see more of the red lace.

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. 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

Here I am modeling:

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. 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

 

For a complete look, pair this t-shirt with:

  • Red ballet flats:
    Women's Bendable Ballet Flats - Red
  • Small heart diamond earrings:
    Ladies Small Heart Diamond Earrings

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Would you wear this refashioned heart cutout on Valentine’s Day?

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