I had a shirt that was too small. It was still in great shape, and I loved the print too much to give it away, so I decided to make it into a cute shrug. It's a lot like the shrug I showed you here, except today's tutorial is for a tie-free, pull-over shrug!
What you'll need:A shirt that fits or is too small
Needle and thread/sewing machine
First, cut off your shirt's collar. Then cut down the shirt's middle.
Make a casing for your elastic by folding over the newly cut edges (middle and collar) twice and pinning. This way the casing has a clean edge that wont curl or fray.
Sew the casing, leaving both ends open. Pin a safety pin to one end of a long piece of thin elastic. My piece was around 39 inches long, but you might need a little more or less depending on how tall you are and how scrunchy you want your shrug to look.
Next, feed your elastic all the way through the casing. Try on your shrug to make sure it fits over your bust. Adjust the scrunches on both sides of the shrug until they're even.
Sew both of the casing ends shut, leaving any excess elastic hanging out.
Trim off the extra elastic, stretching it as you cut to make sure it doesn't still stick out. Overlap the casing ends so they create a "V" neckline and sew them together.
Get out there and rock your new pull-over shrug!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. As always, feel free to post any questions, comments, requests or suggestions below!
Keep the DIY strong.