Bow Tie Tee

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I had this turtleneck, but It had been years since I had worn it. In fact as I put it on and was looking at it in the mirror trying to decide what I could do with it, I noticed my husband looking at me strangely. I asked, “What are you staring at?” He replied, “What shirt is that? I don’t think I have ever seen you wear it.” Well my husband and I have known each other for almost 5 years. So needless to say it has been a while since this has come out of my closet.

Let me show you how I got from turtleneck to bowtie tee. I am not sharing an exact tutorial. But you should get the gist of how it was created. Then if you have any specific questions later, feel free to ask.


First, I cut down the middle front of the turtleneck. Then I cut about 3/4 of the way across the front of the neckline.


Next I chopped off the sleeves and then added them to them to the neck of the shirt.


That didn’t give me enough length to tie a bow, so I added some black fabric to the ends of the sleeves.


Then I was done. Now I have a cute new tee to wear.




  1. Yes, I must do this! Very creative!

    I'd love for you to share this at Show & Share--

  2. I love this idea! You are so creative! I’d love for you to link your adorable project to Things I’ve Made Thursdays. I’m trying something new this week- We have two sections to the party- one for kids’ things and one for “Anything”!! I think this post would be an awesome addition to the “Anything Goes” party!

    Hope you’ll stop by on Thursday and link up!

  3. Cute! What a great way to upcycle a long sleeve shirt!

  4. Very clever and much cuter than a plain old turtleneck. thanks for sharing,

  5. I really like this! I can hardly believe it started out as a turtleneck! Wow!

  6. So cute! I have just the shirt to try this on! I'm so glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!


  7. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this on my blog! Come grab a featured button!


  8. This is so cute! I LOVE it! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  9. I loved this and just had to try it! I used an old turtleneck sweater, it was easy to do, thanks for the idea!

  10. Very interesting idea and looks great.. I think I could do the same with my old shirt..
    I am going to pin it to my board just to remember :) hope you ok with that.



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