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From Tee To Tank

How To Turn A T-Shirt Into A Tank Top: 

Okay, we've heard you...You want Canada Day tank tops!!  But unfortunately this year, we at Pure Muskoka, couldn't get our hands on what we needed to make that happen.

Customize Your Pure Muskoka Tank

If you really want that tank, we've created a quick how to on how to transform your favourite tee into a tank top yourself? This easy DIY project not only breathes new life into your beloved shirt but also lets you create a unique, custom piece perfect for those hot Muskoka days. In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you how to cut and shape a t-shirt into a trendy tank.

 

Let's get started!

1. Grab a t-shirt and some (decent quality) scissors.

This tee can be one needing renewal or one you love the graphic of but you would just rather wear as a tank! Lay the tee flat.

2. Cut off the sleeves:

• The simplest way is to use the sleeve seam as a guide and cut close to the inside side of the seam. Do this on both sides. If you are looking for a MUSCLE TANK 💪, then stop here. You are done!

Customize Your Pure Muskoka Tee

• For a tank with deeper arm holes cut 1-2” below the bottom arm seam (inside the line) up to the neckline. Take the first cut sleeve to measure the second or eyeball the measurement down from under arm.

Customize Your Pure Muskoka Tee

• If you want thinner straps, then cut 1/2-1” closer to the neckline.

Customize Your Pure Muskoka Tee

3. Cut the neckline:

If you love the neck as is, there is nothing to do here!

Some people prefer a "scoopier" neck line. Again, the easiest way to do this is to cut just below the seam. If you prefer a deeper neck - scoop or V-neck style, you can cut the front shorter than the back. For symmetry put the shoulder seams together and lay flat. Pull the front of the neck together. Start cutting the desired shape (scoop or v neck)1-3” down from the centre seam making your way up to the shoulder seam. Stop there, flatten the tee and and begin cutting along the bottom of the seam around the back of the neckline.

Customize Your Pure Muskoka Tee

4. Cut the bottom hem:

Again, if you are happy with the cut and length of your shirt, you should leave as is!

For a curved bottom, you can fold the tee in half and starting from the edge side cut 1-2” above the bottom seam slowly coming closer to the seam edge in the middle to create that curved effect.

One can even go shorter for a halter top!

Customize Your Pure Muskoka Tee

5. Finesse The Seams

Finally, run your hands along the edges of the newly cut seams. This stretches the fabric and causes it to curl up.

Turn Your T-Shirt To A Tank Top - Pure Muskoka


 
And there you have it......Why wait when you can DIY?!

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