So I’ve wanted to do a fashion/ wearable DIY tutorial for some time now, but I’ve always found using a needle & thread a pain. Thank goodness for no-sew tutorials!! πŸ™‚ This is my 1st attempt at one, let me know if you think I should come up with more πŸ™‚

20140905_142945What you need:

– an old tank

– ribbon with leaves

– 4 safety pins

– scissors

– Fray Check or E6000 (optional)

 

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Step 1: Cut it off

You can see from the pic how the straps of the tank have lost their elasticity and become too long. Try on the top and mark the ideal strap length for you then cut off both straps.

 

20140905_143212Β Step Β 2: Trim it

 

 

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon the same length as your ideal strap length

 

 

 

 

 

20140905_143439Β Step 3: Trim it

Cut off the last leaf on both ends of the ribbon. Repeat for the other ribbon.

 

 

 

 

20140905_143321Β Step 4: Fraycheck it (Optional)

Depending on the type of material, you may or may not need to prevent the ends of the tank and ribbon from fraying. If you do, you can use Fray Check (world’s best invention for would-be seamstresses!). Alternatively, if you can’t get that, for a cheap and quick fix, dab a little E6000 onto the ends of the ribbon and tank.

 

 

20140905_143524Step 5: Pin it

 

Use the safety pin to attach the ribbons to the tank.

If you don’t like the deconstructed look, use black safety pins to blend into the tank or stitch the ribbons on.

What I love about this tutorial is that it’s so flexible- change from a leafy ribbon to a plain one or to beaded straps for an entirely different feel!

If I do say so myself, I really love how delicate these straps make the tank look πŸ™‚

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