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I’ve had this idea on my Pinterest “Crafty Creations” board for quite some time…months in fact. Well, I finally got around to trying it out.

DIY workout tank top from pinterest

What to do with too-big t-shirts? Turn them into a workout tank top!

My inspiration:


I had gotten this Under Armor shirt for free and with it being two sizes too big I had gone and put it in the Goodwill pile. However, being a good quality shirt otherwise I decided to use it as my guinea pig for this DIY make-over project.

DIY Workout Tank Top as seen on Pinterest-- Step 1: Find a large sized t-shirt


Cut out sleeves, stitched neckline and bottom hem.

DIY Workout Tank Top-- Step 2: Cut around sleeves and neck


Flip over and create a racer-back by more deeply cutting the arm holes. Then cut a deep v down from the top of the neckline.

DIY Workout Tank Top-- Step 3: Create a racerback


Stretch out the fabric that you cut away from the bottom. Gather the back and tie a knot at the top. Wrap the fabric all the way down and back up again, knotting it one final time.

DIY Workout Tank Top-- Step 4: Gather back using cut fabric



Make your own DIY Workout Tank Top from Pinterest

Thanks Pinterest!

I want to know…

Have you ever created anything fun with too big/old clothing?

Leave ideas in the comments below….I’ve got a few more shirts that could be re-purposed!