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
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
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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.