DIY Shirt hack no sew edition

DIY Shirt Hack – No Sew Edition

This easy DIY shirt hack is the perfect way to turn a plain shirt into something a little more fun! And this no sew approach makes it easy for anyone!

With 4th of July around the corner, you can spruce up some old shorts or shirts by adding patriotic colored stars. With the no sew approach, it’s easy enough for anyone to do. Olivia did this at just 8 years old! Keep scrolling as there will be link for you to download the stencils used in this tutorial.

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Easy DIY T-Shirt Hack no sew edition

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Easy DIY Shirt Hack Instructions

For this no sew project, you’ll need:

If you are looking for a different design, you can easily do a google image search to find a shape you are looking for to create your stencil. You can also resize the star stencil to create multiple star cutouts for your design.

Trace Your Stencil Design

Print your stencil and cut around the edges. Then trace the stencil design onto your shirt or desired clothing.

Easy DIY T-Shirt Hack no sew edition

Cut Out The Design

Once you have drawn the stencil onto your shirt, you’ll cut the design out.

easy diy shirt hack no sew edition

Cut Your Lace

Now draw the same design on your lace, making sure to trace about an inch wider than the stencil. Cut the shape out of your lace fabric.

easy diy shirt hack no sew edition

Glue On The Fabric

Flip your shirt inside out. Then glue your lace fabric to your shirt and let it dry completely before wearing.

easy diy shirt hack no sew edition

Fabric glue will hold up through washing. We have washed both shirts several times and the lace is still attached!

Try a 4th of July Design

For the lace on this design, we had to dye white lace red because we couldn’t find a red lace. Lace dyes really well so consider this option if you can’t find the color you are looking for!

Related: 4th of July Crafts and Activities

easy diy shirt hack no sew edition

Watch the full tutorial below:


I hope you have fun turning some of your old shirts into fun shirts with designs! Don’t forget to pin this for later!

easy diy shirt hack no sew edition



  1. I had never thought of this, what an amazing tip/hack to update your clothes and add your own style. Love it, thanks for sharing!

  2. I love these DIY projects that I can do with my daughter… She loves to do hands-on crafts… And wearing her creation is an extra plus… Thank you…

  3. My 9-year-old loves crafting but I am not always up for her projects! This is something I would be comfortable letting her do with a little supervision. Thanks for sharing!

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