How to Cut & Tie the Side of a Shirt

By Anne Davis

Cutting and tying T-shirts has become increasingly popular, especially at sporting events. This fairly simple process may require some trial-and-error before it is accomplished perfectly.


Cutting the Shirt


Step 1

Lay the shirt flat on a hard surface.


Step 2

Cut 1 1/2 inch strips every one to two inches up the sides of the shirt. The cuts should be made perpendicular to the shirt's side seams, and should extend approximately 1 1/2 inches on either side of the seam. Cut as many strips up the sides of the shirt as you desire, but do not cut into the sleeves.


Step 3

Cut the shirt along its seams. You should cut as high as the highest strip, but not higher. Start at the bottom of the T-shirt.

Tying the shirt


Step 4

Take one strip from one side of the shirt in the front, and the strip from the same level on the same side of the shirt in the back.


Step 5

Tie the two strips using any tying method.


Step 6

Continue to tie the strips up each side of the shirt until all strips have been tied.