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No-sew hacks to upcycle your clothing

You dream of whipping up gorgeous garments à la Project Runway. There’s just one problem: You don’t know a seam ripper from a serger or a bobbin from a box pleat. Fear not. These no-sew hacks will help you create runway-worthy clothing in a snap.

1. No-sew multi-strand scarf DIY

DIY infinity scarf

Photo credit: Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth

How gorgeous is this looped scarf? With an old T-shirt, scissors and a ruler, you can make your own multi-strand scarf in just 10 minutes. Find the super-simple tutorial on Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth.

2. No-sew cardigan DIY

DIY cardigan

Photo credit: Sugar Bee Crafts

If you have an old long-sleeved T-shirt you’re getting a little tired of wearing, give it new life by turning it into a lightweight cardigan. Instructions and more fun photos on Sugar Bee Crafts.

3. No-sew T-shirt vest DIY

DIY t-shirt vest

Photo credit: WobiSobi

Grab an extra-large Hanes T-shirt from your boyfriend or husband (or hit the thrift store) and you too can make your very own no-sew vest. Watch the video and find written instructions for this five-minute vest on WobiSobi.

4. No-sew sleep shirt dress DIY

DIY sleepshirt dress

Photo credit: Refashionista

This no-sew hack is for you petite gals. See how a jumbo T-shirt can be transformed from a sleep shirt into a sassy dress with just a few snips on Refashionista.

5. Braid

Braided embellishment on a shirt

Photo credit: Keep Calm and Create

Big on braids? A glue gun stands in for a sewing machine in this DIY T-shirt upcycle project. Get all the details on Keep Calm and Create.

6. Dress

DIY dress from a pillowcase

Photo credit: One Artsy Mama

Make an adorable girl’s dress out of an old pillowcase with this no-sew pillowcase dress tutorial. Impossible, you say? Two words: Iron-on adhesive.

7. No-sew men’s shirt strapless sundress DIY

DIY strapless sundress

Photo credit: Brit + Co

Yee-haw! Go a little bit country with this no-sew strapless sundress made from a men’s plaid shirt. Depending on the size of the shirt, you might want to make it a strapless top and throw on a pair of shorts to cover your assets, so to speak. Find this DIY, plus 10 other ways to style a men’s shirt on Brit + Co.

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