2/16/12

DIY Lace Up Collar




Here is another fun t-shirt recycle I designed and it's quite easy. It's a nice way to create a unique shirt without showing too much skin (just enough). It can be dressy or casual as well. 




I used an old large t-shirt I had in my scrap trunk...it had one sleeve for some reason. I also made my own trimming since I had the Dritz Plier Set.  You can also get pre-made trim with the eyelets already inserted from the fabric store. Just look in the trim isle.  I prefer to make mine because it's easier to customize the length in between each eyelet. 

Supplies:


DIY

  • Removed any sleeves.
  • Cut the shoulder seams open.
  • Cut a scoop neck. You want to be a light scoop neck, not too low, almost straight across. 
  • Create your trim with your Dritz Plier set. I used a hem from an old shirt or you can fold a strip of jersey in half, press down and use that as your trim.  Follow the product instructions to insert the eyelets with the plier set into the fabric. 
  • Top stitch the trim along the collar front and back. Trim any excess from the ending side (do this on front and back).
  • Then lace it up. I used jersey string (you can use ribbon) to lace it up starting at the shoulder side and ending to the collar. Make sure you can put your head through!!! 



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30 comments:

  1. Great idea, thanks for sharing it! Do you need special pliers or will it work with every other pair of pliers as well?

    Have a nice day, it's almost weekend! :)
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    1. you can get a twill tape with the eyelets already in at your local craft supply sote

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    2. There are several ways of setting grommets but the pliers will save your sanity (and fingers).

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    3. There are several methods of setting grommets but the pliers will save your sanity (and your fingers!).

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  2. very creative! it looks so good!! just came across your blog, really like it a lot!! do drop by mine. wanna follow thru GFC if u like will follow back:))

    I have a worldwide perfume giveaway planned in a weeks time..so make sure to drop by and get more details then;)

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  3. Thanks gals! This one is one of my fave tees. Hope you get around to trying it!

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  4. I just made this, it came out great! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. omg I would buy this off you! Any chance of selling!? info@gisellenatassia.com

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    1. Hopefully get my shop up and running soon! thanks Giselle!

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  6. Can you please make a video for this? For the people who need a little more explaining (: haha thank you! I love your blog! I want to do some many and there arent enough shirts! Haha (:

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  7. how much would this shirt cost? i love love love it! :)

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  8. This is fantastic! It looks terrific on you! I am interested in using this technique to lace up the sides of a t-shirt, but I'd rather skip the grommet-by-hand part and have a ready made strip as you mentioned you have seen in fabric stores, but I cannot find it! Joann's doesn't seem to carry it, in store or online, and I have just spent an hour searching online for "grommet tape" and "eyelet tape/strip" and similar things, to no avail, other than one choice on Etsy. Any ideas?
    Your beautiful work (and beautiful self!) are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your works of art!

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    1. Hi Adrienne,
      I do see it at joanns where I am. Have you tried the trim sections? I would go to the section where they sell the grommet pliers and they usually have some there sold in yards or in a case. Hope you find it...ask the workers for help too, they should have some.

      Thanks :)
      Laura

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    2. I just bought it from JoAnn Fabrics today, it's in the spool section that sell by the yard.

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  9. Did you finish off the sleeve edges or the bottom at all? If not, how does it do after washing? And is the bottom cut anything special or just straight (looks as though the back is cut longer that the front). Just curious before I destroy a shirt I really want to try this on!

    Thanks, Denise

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  10. so beautiful
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  11. I love it!! That's so neat! I'm def going to try this!

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  12. Could also do this along the sides and wear a cami underneath.

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  13. Could also do this along the sides and wear a cami under.

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  14. Fantastic! I really love it, this is on my list of "must does" :)

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  15. Would a smaller tee look as good? I have a new concert tee I'm wanting to do this to, but I'm unsure of how it would look because it's my size (small). I'm thinking I might leave the sleeves on as well.

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  16. I love this and its not often I find stuff I like, your very talented! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. How did you make the trim? did you just use spare fabric?

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  18. Love your style and vision. talented girl you are! admire how you take such an easy concept/method and create something so genuine and punk. admire you!

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  19. How much would this shirt cost in real life?

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