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DIY: Beaded Cut Out Hemp Shirt

10 Sep, 2016

DIY: Beaded Cut Out Hemp Shirt

 Laura at TrashtoCouture.com transformed our white hemp t-shirt into a stylish beaded cut out t-shirt.  See how she did it below!
  
DIY: Beaded Cut Out Tshirt
   

You all know I love a good T-shirt refashion and all the more when it's done using sustainable brands. I partnered with SuperEgo to create this DIY Cut Out neckline with cylinder beads. 
SuperEgo is a "lifestyle brand that promotes sustainability through quality hemp clothing and engaging multimedia." What I love about SuperEgo is they managed to create the softest, most comfortable hemp shirt you'll ever wear. Composed of 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton, it happens to be the perfect blend. Literally, "cut from a different cloth."
DIY tutorial below:

I went with this shirt here. Slogan tee here
Begin by cutting around the collar leaving a 1/4 inch edge to sew under. You will also want to leave a part of the back intact as shown below. 
 Fold over edges about 1/4 inch and sew a finished hem on both edges. 
 Remove the excess from the back.
 Press seams flat. 
Begin in the middle of your shirt and middle of collar. Hand sew beads in and out through out the collar. 
 once through, bring the needle through the casing of the hem and out to attach another bead…Evenly space them. Mine were about a 3/4in. apart and I just guestimated.
Continue until you reach the back point. 
 Start in the middle and go around the other side. 
Once you reach the back, cut the intact part and finish the hems and finish the beading.
So cool...