I guess it is safe to say that 99.9% of our population owns a pair of t-shirts. Who wouldn’t? It is no fuss, comfortable, easy to wear and it does the job perfectly. T-shirts are not just for commoners as even some of the most powerful men in the world wears this on a daily basis, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg just to name a few.
From just being a plain colored garment, it evolved and has already become a part of our culture. It is now used by people to express themselves. Different companies now offer different styles and prints from which you can choose from. But if you do not have the money to buy one, you can always do one for yourself. Rocking a T-shirt with style doesn’t need to be expensive, here are some DIY tips you could try that will surely bring out that fashionista in you.
Create your own prints
If you are bored with those plainly colored shirts, then time to bring out the Picasso in you. Once you have decided on a design, you can try different techniques to transfer it on to your shirt such as silk screen printing, free hand painting, air brushing, and stenciling. If these techniques are not really your forte, then there are easier ways to create a design such as bleaching, stamping and iron-on wherein for the latter you just have to print a design from your computer, stamp or iron onto your shirt and presto – instant artwork.
Cut, Cut and away
Bring out those scissors and change the look of your shirt. You can cut parts and pieces of your shirt to create something different like cutting the sleeves to create a tank top or cutting off the top part to create that off shoulder look. You can even cut slits at the back and sides to give the world a slight glimpse of that sexy curves. You can also draw designs and then cut it off to create that 3D effect on your shirt.
Mix, match and accessorize
Have those old shirts lying around? Do not throw them away and put them back into good use again. Create a new shirt by combining these old ones. If you have those old laced shirt, cut a portion of it and sew this new portion onto another shirt. Create ribbons from your old floral shirt and set it as an accent for your new one. You can also add different things like beads, studs and even safety pins to accessorize your shirt and give them a new a life. Once done, the result would be astonishing.
The sky is the limit when it comes to designing your shirt. You just have to be creative and let your artistic side take over. Who knows you might be the next Donna Karan or Giorgio Armani.