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, t-shirts also form the biggest pile among my to-refashion garments. So, I thought I’d try to fill a t-shirt void in my wardrobe 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.

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 variability. 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!


  1. Alyssa B says

    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.

    • Hanna Paal says

      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.

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