Upcycled Lace Shoulder Top Tutorial

Upcycled Lace Shoulder Top Tutorial
Upcycled Lace Shoulder Top Tutorial
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Want to give your old t-shirts a Bohemian update this summer? Look lovely in lace at little cost with this ingenious Upcycled Lace Shoulder Top Tutorial! In the hot weather, your airy shoulder cut-outs will provide just the breeze you need, and you won't have to cover them up with a cardigan! This guide on how to recycle shirts even makes use of vintage lace doilies you may have lying around, so you won't have to buy extra fabric. All you need to do is cut, sew, and go, and you'll have a DIY refashioned shirt your friends are guaranteed to envy.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byHand


Materials List

  • 6'' Fabric shears
  • T-shirt suitable for upcycling
  • Doily
  • Needle and thread


  1. To begin, lay the t-shirt flat on your work surface and pin the doily to the shoulder in the desired position.

  2. Hand stitch the doily to the fabric. Use small stitches around the outside edge.

  3. Turn the t-shirt inside out and carefully cut away the excess t-shirt fabric inside the stitching with the 6'' fabric shears, careful not to cut the t-shirt material.

  4. Turn the t-shirt to the right side out.

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