Every year before the holidays, Google releases a really telling and nutty list of the most-searched items in all categories—including fashion. Every year has some interesting queries, and this year was no different. So, what was one of the most-searched queries of 2016? “How to cut sleeves off a shirt?” Yes, really.
Seeing that you (and everyone else) is curious as to how to make cut up a t-shirt, we headed to YouTube to find the best tips and tricks to do it like a true fashionista. That said, we all know full-well how overwhelming it can be when you type in a query to YouTube. So, we went ahead and did the hard part for you, narrowing down the five best “cut sleeves off a shirt” tutorials YouTube has to offer.
Scroll through to learn how to cut your own shirt the smart way, and go a bit further to shop some of our favorite tees—all under $20.
Step 1: Find the perfect T-shirt.
Step 2: Test the look by folding the shirt and holding up against your body.
Step 3: Lay the T-shirt out on a very flat and clean surface and use chalk to draw the lines you want to cut.
Step 4: Carefully cut around the sleeve. If you want to keep the seams, keep the cut close to it all the way around. If you are cutting out the seam, cut as smoothly as you can to avoid a jagged look.