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DIY Top Revamp || Tassels

Recently I have been loving reusing and recycling old clothes to make something new and fun. During the summer I was wearing all the things that I made and it just made summer feel even more summery. This is a great way to revamp your closet and reuse those old clothes that you have forgotten. You don't even need to be good at sowing, knitting or even good using a sowing machine as you don't need to use these for this revamp.

All you are going to need is:

  • Old Tee
  • Scissors
  • Surface
Firstly, make sure you tee is laid out flat and with no creases, as having creases will cause the cutting to be wrong. Taking the scissors (preferably clothing scissors but any sharp scissors will be fine) start to cut the sleeves off. Cut on the sleeve near the stitching where the sleeve attaches to the tee, this way you will have a guide to cut and it should come out neat and fold under itself. Repeat this process for the other sleeve until they are both removed, if you want to keep the sleeves then ignore this step. You can even do similar for long sleeves to short ( But, this does need sowing to create the short sleeve).

Once the sleeves are off you can now lay out the tee flat ready to create the tassels. Taking the scissors, cut a line from the bottom of the tee to about quarter or third of the way up. I usually start in the center of the tee as I can keep the height of the slits level all the way around. Then, about 3 to 5 cm from the slit create another slit the same length. This will create your first tassel, repeat this step all around the tee, if you find thicker strips, just cut them down the middle. It's best to have an even amount of tassels, but if you find you have an odd number its not the end of the world we can sort that out in later steps.

Now all the tassels are ready, take a tassel and hold it at the base (attached to the tee) and the end, pull the tassel towards you. Stop pulling the tassel if you hear rips, as this ripping can cause the tassel to come off, if it does, don't worry, it isn't that noticeable with many perfect tassels. Once the tassel has been pulled, tie a knot at the end just above the tee turn over (where the edge is neat), then just cut the end off leaving the knot. Repeat this process all around the tee, till all the tassels have been stretched and tied off. If there are any small tassels you can leave them on there, as they will not be very noticeable.

Now you have your finished tassel bottom top, this top can now go on to create a diamond tassel tee, where the tassels are a lot more neater and less tangled. Have a go for your self and #sparklebarbie1000 on Instagram or Twitter to show me your looks.

Enjoy and Stay Gorgeous

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