DIY Racerback Workout Shirt

by Stephanie on December 13, 2012

For the Aerosmith concert on Sunday, I ordered two men’s t-shirts for Ryan and I to wear. I didn’t want to look frumpy in mine, so I decided to try out Casey’s DIY workout shirt tutorial. It worked perfectly!

DIY Workout Shirt

I first tested out the steps on an old t-shirt, so I wouldn’t ruin my band tee. This one is from my alma mater, the Florida Gators.

DIY Workout Shirt Tutorial

I followed these steps, but with a few notes:

Step 1. Cut away the crew neck – You can cut the crewneck evenly or so that the front is lower and you make sure to cut out the tag/back part of the neck. It’s up to you! For the sleeves, cut them out but make sure the ‘strap’ parts are even on the front and back. At the bottom, cut above the seam.
DIY Workout Shirt

Step 3. The V-neck in the back of the t-shirt can be as deep as you want it to be.

Step 5. When you are removing the seam from the bottom of the t-shirt, make sure to snip the ‘circle’ at some point to break up the circle.

Step 8. Double knot the loop tight. Glue with fabric glue to ensure the extra edges of the tied knot stay down.

Step 9. When I tried the hi-low version, I realized the t-shirt has to be folded exactly in half to work. (Duh.) If you aren’t sure if you want this, I would shy away from it.

DIY Workout Shirt

My experiment turned into a cute racerback t-shirt to wear around the house, while working out or running errands.  Next I took a stab at my Aerosmith shirt.

It worked out great – thank goodness! This took me less than 15 minutes to make each time and was very simple. Make sure to use a ruler to measure everything out appropriately.

Here’s a close-up of the racerback created by the ‘noodle’ string from the bottom of the t-shirt:

DIY Workout Shirt

And yes, this was a Pinterest project.

What has been your latest Pinterest project? 

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