Knotted T-shirt Tutorial - Today I'm going to show you another really cool t-shirt cutting technique that looks complicated but is actually really simple to do!  Once you get the hang of it you'll be able to use it in different ways to alter your t-shirts.

Last week I showed you a really versatile t-shirt cutting technique that involved looping strips of fabric.  You can find that tutorial here.  Today I’m going to show you another really cool t-shirt cutting technique that looks complicated but is actually really simple to do!  Once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to use it in different ways to alter your t-shirts.

tied t-shirt

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  • Scissors, on hand

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how to cut t-shirt

Step one:  Cut slits in the t-shirt.

Step two:  Cut off every other strip.  Save the fabric and cut each piece in half if they are too wide.

Step three:  Use the saved t-shirt strips to tie together pairs of fabric, as pictured.

Step four:   Next tie together alternating strips to make the diamond pattern.

braided t-shirt bottom

You could apply this idea to different parts of the shirt to get different effects.  I used the same technique on the bottom of this shirt, except I cut long fringe and tied the pieces together so they would be more gathered.  Have fun cutting and creating with your old t-shirts!

t-shirt cutting