DIY // Two into one t-shirt

Although I’m not a t-shirt and jeans kinda gal, t-shirts are still a staple of my wardrobe I couldn’t do without. And, coincidentally, this t-shirt was on my to refashion garment list. So, I thought I’d try to fill a DIY // Two into one t-shirt to void in my wardrobe while using the tees I’ve tossed aside.

I think this is one of the quickest and easiest refashions I’ve done, so if you have 15 minutes to spare, and would like to update an old t-shirt that doesn’t seem to be getting much action these days, you might want to try pairing it with another outcast. Combining to unwanted t-shirts might produce a very cute and fresh look.

DIY // Two into one t-shirt

All you need is:

  • 2 old t-shirts in the same size
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Tailor’s chalk



Step 1

Decide which t-shirt you want to be the top section and which one on the bottom. Take the first tee and cut right below the armpit. Be sure to take seam allowance into account.

Step 2

Take the second t-shirt and also cut right below the armpit. This time, you’ll be keeping the lower part of the t-shirt.

Step 3

Sew together the upper part of the first and the lower part of second t-shirt and you have yourself a new and unique tee.

This technique also has a lot of variabilities. You could use 3 different t-shirts, cut them all in 3 and combine the parts however you like. There are so many possibilities to play around with, so have some fun!


  • Reply Anne March 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I’ve made similar shirts out of t-shirts that have grown too short. I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial:

    • Reply Hanna Paal March 15, 2014 at 2:48 am

      It often seems to me, that creativity is like a collective mind. Creative minds think alike :). Thanks for spreading the word!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson March 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you Anne for the lovely support.

  • Reply Alyssa B March 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Your shirt turned out great! I loved how you the shirts you used were made of different fabrics. It gives the final product a unique yet stylish look.

    • Reply Hanna Paal March 18, 2014 at 1:57 am

      Thank you, Alyssa! I also love the effect of the two fabrics. I think using different kind of fabrics or different colors gives a great design to this kind of a tee.

  • Reply dre lynn March 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    ohhh!! yes, yes, yes! love this. the blocked colors and textural components are great for spring. can’t wait to try this out! thanks for sharing.


    • Reply Hanna Paal March 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you for the compliment! I’m glad the tutorial got you inspired to create your own version. Happy making!

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