Shred It Like A Rockstar \m/

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Some of you may recognize this T-shirt, it’s the official t-shirt we got in the swag bags at the Blog Paws pet bloggers conference.  As a T-shirt designer I have to say I would never be seen in a big boxy t-shirt. They’re not doing any of us ladies a favour when it comes to the female form. However, I do have a remedy for that…it’s called Shred It Like A Rockstar. Think about it, you can take any t-shirt and elevate it to rockstar status. I’m going to show you easy it is to shred…just walk this way.

You will need a big boxy t-shirt, scissors, and a cutting mat or book to use as a guide.
You will need a big boxy t-shirt, scissors, and a cutting mat or book to use as a guide.

1. Start by cutting the edges of the sleeves off.
1. Start by cutting the edges of the sleeves off.
2. Make even cuts along the top of the sleeve. It's up to you how deep you want to make the cuts.
2. Make even cuts along the top of the sleeve. It’s up to you how deep you want to make the cuts.
3. Trim off the neck.
3. Trim off the neck. Again choose how wide and deep you would like the neck.
You can choose how wide and deep you would like the neck.
Flip your T-shirt over.
4. Flip your t-shirt over.
Fold the t-shirt down the back. Make sure it's only the back of the T-shirt as we're going to be make some cuts and you do not want to cut the front.
5. Fold the t-shirt down the back. Make sure it’s only the back of the t-shirt as we’re going to make some cuts and you do not want to cut the front.
Take your cutting mat and angle it to make one side of the pyramid.
6. Take your cutting mat and angle it to make one side of the pyramid.
Cut even strips
7. Cut even strips
Place your cutting mat to complete the other side of the pyramid.
8. Place your cutting mat to complete the other side of the pyramid.
Cut even strips
9. Cut even strips.
Lay the t-shirt with the back facing upwards
10. Lay the t-shirt with the back facing upwards.
Take hold of each side of the strips on the back and the sleeves. Now pull and stretch so that the fabric rolls.
11.Take hold of each side of the strips on the back and the sleeves. Now pull and stretch so that the fabric rolls.
All strips are now rolled
12. All strips are now rolled.
Take the top strip and pull it over the strip below it
13. Take the top strip and pull it over the strip below it.
Take the second strip and repeat by pulling it over the strip below and continue to the bottom.
14. Take the second strip and repeat by pulling it over the strip below and continue to the bottom.
You can keep the loops in the centre.
You can keep the loops in the centre.
Or you can spread them to either side of the shirt
Or you can spread them to either side of the t-shirt.
When you are at the bottom holding the last strand cut it into two and tie into a knot.
15. When you get to the bottom and holding the last strip cut it into two and tie into a knot.

Shred it like a rockstar

If you dare to bare it all wear it alone or layer a light tank underneath in a contrasting color. Now go out and rock the world in your new shred it like a rockstar tee. \m/ ~ Sam The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Dogs

  29 comments for “Shred It Like A Rockstar \m/

  1. Amy
    July 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    DUDE! SO awesome! I would never have thought of that. Of course, I’m not allowed to have scissors. Really, it’s for the best.

    • July 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Oh Amy you make me laugh. I’m sure you’ll get a big boxy tee given to you at Super Zoo. I’ll remember to bring my scissors and do it for you…it’s for the best.

  2. July 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    In my younger days, I may have worn this, but this is so neat! Very creative.

  3. July 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    That is so awesome. Love it as I too find boxie t-shirts a little unflattering. Not sure I could get away with this look anymore but will definitely share with my daughter as she “shreds” all my stuff.

    • July 6, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      You could shred the tee in a more conservative way buy not cutting the strips as deep.

  4. July 3, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    This is so cool! I am going to have to try it on one of my big boxy shirts. Yours looks really awesome! Thank you for the tutorial. 🙂

  5. July 4, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Very cool! I like how it looks like a spine 😛

  6. July 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    How cool! So creative, too.

  7. July 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Great tutorial, I wouldn’t have been able how to figure how to do that without the photos!

  8. July 4, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Dude that’s so awesome; I’d never be able to figure out how to make something like that one my own. Good stuff.

    • July 6, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      It’s so easy once you know how and you can go even further with the looping and loop a second time down the centre.

  9. July 5, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Well that is one Kick-Ass DIY project!! Awesome, thanks so much for sharing!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  10. July 5, 2015 at 2:29 am

    This totally rocks! I love it! Will have to shred some of my big Tees! Thanks for sharing the how-to pattern!

  11. July 6, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I soooooo want this – omg omg love love love

  12. July 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Definite improvement from someone who won’t be caught dead in a big tshirt herself. Maybe walking the dog. Why does the back look like a spine in the picture? I have a scar the length of my back from surgery and it creeps me out! Just sayin!

  13. July 7, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Oh, how cool! I always wonders how people did this to their t-shirts. Lovin’ it…!

  14. July 10, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Not sure if I could pull this off myself, but it really neat. Perhaps once I loose the last 10 lbs of baby weight.

  15. July 10, 2015 at 1:28 am

    AHHH! I love this! I have a sh-load of boxy T-shirts that are going under the knife…er…I mean… scissors… as soon as I can convince them to give me a pair without rounded tips. Bwahahaha! You Rock Sam! *bookmarking page*

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