How to Make a Choker T-Shirt
There are numerous ways you can use to change an old t-shirt and make it look modernized. The process is more straightforward said than done, and if you are unfamiliar with that, here is how to do it.
- Tape or a pencil
- Scissors Ruler
- Old t-shirt
Step 1: Begin by Creating the T-Shirt
- Fold the shirt vertically half, then place it on the table lying on one side.
- Measure the depth of the t-shirt on how you want the “V” to appear.
- The recommended measurements include 4-5 inches.
- If you wish the “V” to be broader, ensure you start the measurement wider. But this depends on how you want it to appear low.
- Measure the end side of the collar line.
- Then use a pencil or a tape, to develop your guide. This helps you cut the “V” shape out in the following step.
Step 2: Cut
- Using your scissors, cut the guide that you had measured. Also, cut along the collar.
- Alternatively, you can stretch the “V” shape by carefully tugging its edges. This provides a more “worn”
- Finally, put on the prepared choker t-shirt.
How to Make Choker Collar
- Eyelet setting tool
- Choker pattern
- Six eyelets of uniform measurements
- Yard cotton fabric
- Yard interfacing
- Cutting pliers
- Round nose pliers
- One tiny jump ring
- 12-inch gold plated curb chain
Step 1: Make the Pattern
- Start by measuring your neck then round it to the nearest inch, afterward, divide the figure in half.
- Take the final measurements and use it as a guide to making the final choker.
- Use a sheet of paper to mark the measurements that you measured after measuring your neck. Remember to leave some seaming allowance.
- After that, come up with two dotted lines with a 1.5 inch apart.
- Use a ruler to angle down approximately an inch on the right part of the grid where they meet.
- Then measure 1.5 inches then place a mark there as well. Then link the points using a curved line. As you do this, ensure the lines are parallel towards the end.
- On a point located on the middle angle, use a ruler to straighten it out. From there, form a line that links from one bottom line end that you created on the last step.
- After that, simply angle in carefully on both end sides to result in a more proper fit. After that, cut this part out.
- Using a different piece of paper, ensure you trace the pattern out. After that, take a ruler, then seam the allowance on the pattern.
- Cut this, and you’ll have the pattern.
Step Two: Cut The Pattern Out Then Sew.
- Use the pattern to cut four pieces of both the cotton and the interfacing fabric.
- Attach the wrong sides: one interfacing and one cotton, then iron the two without steam.
- Once all the pieces are ok, position the two pieces together. Ensure they are lined up and place the pin in position when needed.
- After that, sew a 0.5-inch seam allowance on edge, creating a large opening on the side to flip it. Make sure that one is found at the back to help you place the elastic at the end.
- After you finish sewing them, cut the edge to a quarter-inch then snip its corners to make everything lay flat once you finish.
- When you finish spinning it on the right side, use any tool to push the corners out. Use an iron to steam it to get rid of wrinkles.
- Use one of the pieces to place an elastic on the opened side. Make sure you fold it in. After that, perform a tip stitch as you hold it. Continue with this procedure all way round approximately ¼ inch away from the edge as you overlap the stitch on the end.
- Again repeat this without the elastic for the second time.
Finish the Construction
- Using a ruler, measure in form one end 1 inch to 1 ¼ inch on the center then mark to give you an easy button placement.
- With that done, sew the button on the right place using a thread and a needle.
- Place a mark where you need to place the eyelets to be located then cut a tiny hole for your eyelet.
- After that, push the eyelet across the hole then crimp it in place using a setting tool. Repeat this for the other eyelets.
- Take the chain, then measure 12 inches, then cut adequately to size.
- With that done, open up the tiny jump ring, then place one side of the chain on it then close it back.
- Tie the choker then ensure that the chain remains lying flat after you finish. Again, open the jump ring, then link it with the other side of the chain then close.
Voila! Your choker is ready to use.