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Lay the tee-shirt out nice and flat. Cut the bottom hem off and set aside for later. The bottom edge may need to be straightened.
Cut off the sleeves where they join the body of the shirt.
Just underneath the neck,draw a line straight across the shirt, from arm opening to arm opening.
Cut across the line you have drawn, through both the front and back of the shirt.
Turn under the cut edge by about an inch. This will be the casing the tie fits through.
Carefully pin the turned under edges.
Sew a straight stitch at about 1/8 of an inch from the turned under edge, to create a casing. The sides remain open so the tie can be threaded through.
Find the hem you cut off in the first step. To make the tie, cut the hem in half with a nice, neat angular cut. Place a safety pen on one end.
Using the safety pen, thread the tie through the casing you made at the top of the shirt.
Adjust the tie to fit!
It literally took Nikki 15 minutes from the start to the point of handing me the shirt to try on (even with me making her hold still for pictures).
Other old tee-shirt & tee-shirt scrap up-cycle ideas:
Girl child wants to wear one as a dress....consider making one.
Use the scraps to dress-up the almost-teen as a Grecian Princess.
Turn the cut off sleeves into fabulous head gear!