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How to Dart a T-Shirt

by on Aug 17, 2007

With How To Tuesdays coming to an end, we’re wrapping up our weekly Threadbanger special by taking a lesson out of one of our favorite new books, 99 ways to cut, sew, trim, and tie your t-shirt, and answering a viewer question on how to properly dart your clothing for a better fit. Keep checkin back on for more cool shows and remember you can still catch Rob and Corinne every Friday on Thread Heads. We are always looking for great DIY ideas so be sure to send your projects in! And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!


First, cut off the bottom hem… 
and cut about two inches off each sleeve. 
Woman cutting fabric cloth with scissor.
Then cut out a wider “boat neck”. 
Person using scissors to cut a brown t-shirt near the neckline.
Turn the shirt inside out, and mark four equal triangles. 
A woman measuring a brown piece of fabric. 
Explaining how to dart a T-shirt.
A simple t-shirt was turned into a rocky style by darting.
Pinch the fabric according to your markings… 
Woman is folding some part of the fabric with hands.
and pin. 
Woman sewing fabric with needle and tread.
 " making a  simple T shirt  in a design able  manner using dart technique"
After pinning all four darts, sew along the drawn lines. 
Darts sewn on a cloth.
You’ve just created closed darts! 
 "A cloth to play darts on"
For open darts, cut out a triangle shape and sew it closed. 
 A brown colored t-shirt is being cut with a scissors.
 It shows that how to dart a t-shirt.

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