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Easy DIY Shirt Hack – No Sew Edition with Stencil Printable

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This easy DIY shirt hack is the perfect way to turn a plain shirt into something a little more fun! With 4th of July around the corner, you can spruce up some old shorts or shirt by adding patriotic colored stars. With the no sew approach, it’s easy enough for anyone to do. Even an 8 year old!

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Easy DIY T-Shirt Hack no sew edition


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: DIY 4th of July Wreath


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


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    June 26, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    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!

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    June 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I love this diy! I wish my daughter was older so I can do them with her, cute!

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    Erin Sluka
    June 26, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    How adorable and perfect for a little fashionita like her!

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    June 27, 2018 at 3:49 am

    This looks like so much fun! I will try this with my grand-daughter. I know she will love it!

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    June 27, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Oh I love easy things! What a fun activity for kids this summer!

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    Sara Welch
    June 27, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    This looks like a fun and easy hack. The kids would enjoy this for sure!

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    June 27, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    What a fun idea! My kids could totally do this with some of their old shirts.

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    Thea Wood
    June 28, 2018 at 1:00 am

    So easy! How did you dye the lace?

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      Kristi Ann
      June 28, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      We used the RIT dyes that you can find at any hobby store or even a grocery store!

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    June 28, 2018 at 3:28 am

    What a cool post! My kids are always changing up their clothes. They would love this idea! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    June 28, 2018 at 4:53 am

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    June 28, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Aw what a fantastic idea, so creative and a great way to use up excess material. I love the designs ya’ll created xxx

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    Evelyn, PathofPresence 🦋
    June 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I love this! Really appreciate you having your daughter model for this post. Goes to show you even a child can do this 👍🏼

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    Tiffany Haywood
    July 1, 2018 at 4:24 am

    What a fun idea!! This is something this No Sew Mom could actually handle and do with my Kiddies. I love it!

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    Tiffany Bailey
    July 1, 2018 at 10:09 am

    such a cool little project, perfect for Summer!

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    Becca Talbot
    July 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I love this idea, and how easy it is to make 🙂 the cat design is definitely my favourite, as I’m a bit of a crazy cat lady haha! x

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    Kim B Smith
    July 2, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Love this, I want to come and be creative with you and your daughter.

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    July 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    How lovely, what a fun and creative idea!

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    Paul Albert
    July 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Great idea. Your girls are going to grow up so creative with all these experiences.

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    July 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    This is such a cute idea…and might be a solution for stains or rips in old shirts.

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    Maggie | TotallyTeenTravel.com
    July 5, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    That applique technique is so cool! I may have to try it for myself 😉

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    July 5, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    OMG so easy with the fabric glue!!

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    Tamar @ Twinstant Gratification
    July 6, 2018 at 2:30 am

    So cute! Love this DIY project to try with my twinsies!

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    Christa Del Giorno
    July 6, 2018 at 3:48 am

    I love this idea! No sew sounds achievable to me. Thank you!

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    July 6, 2018 at 4:31 am

    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…

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    July 6, 2018 at 6:32 am

    This looks like a fun! A great way to add your own spin on and old shirt and create something fun and new.

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    July 6, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    What a great way to upcycle an old shirt!

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    Ina at Crafty For Home
    July 6, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    So cute, it is great to involve kids into fabric craft, they will love their customize shirt!

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    T.M. Brown
    July 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Oh, this is adorable and what a great project for the summer!

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    Cynthia Mackintosh
    July 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Cute ideas for any young person to let out some creativeness!

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    July 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    That looks like a good way to change things up!

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    July 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    super cute hack that even the littles can do. Fun tips!

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    Arianny Rodriguez
    July 6, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I love that this is the no-sew edition because then I can actually try it!

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    July 7, 2018 at 12:25 am

    This is so fun and cute!

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    July 7, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Such a cute idea! My daughter would love to do this!

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    July 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Like the short cut for the kids and the outcome. Nice boost for their self esteem.

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    July 8, 2018 at 3:47 am

    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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    July 8, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Super cute idea! I love that your daughter did the whole tutorial!

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