DIY Refashioned Blouse
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick fabrics like leather, upholstery, vinyl, burlap, suede, flannel and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears (8")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks
Sewing machine and thread
¾” wide elastic
Iron and ironing board
1. Lay the shirt flat on your work surface.
2. Using tailor's chalk, mark a horizontal line across the front of the blouse 1¼” above the desired finished height. Then draw vertical lines that run parallel to the sleeve seams of the shirt and connect to the horizontal line.
3. Use the Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears (8") to cut along the marked chalk line. These shears can easily cut through thick materials, leaving a clean and precise cut each time.
4. Fold the cut edge of the shirt over by 1/4” and press with an iron. Fold over again by another 1” and press again. Stitch the edge down, leaving a 4” opening on the shirt to insert the elastic.
5. Insert the elastic through the opening and thread it through the entire top.
6. Adjust the elastic length to size, cutting off any unneeded elastic and sewing the ends together.
7. Stitch the opening in the shirt for the elastic closed and you're finished.
Hit the town with this simple DIY shirt refashion that is cute and affordable!