NO SEW Heart Cutout Top | Make Thrift Buy #28

NO SEW Heart Cutout Top | Make Thrift Buy #28

Hello, welcome to Make Thrift Buy, the show
where you suggest clothes or accessories that you’ve found on the internet and then I do
my best to recreate them. Today’s challenge was suggested by am_y on
instagram, and Hanechon on youtube, who both wanted me
to try out tops featuring heart cutouts! So I’m pretty much a sucker for heart prints
or heart cutouts or heart… anything, on basically any item of clothing – as you can
see – so I really really really wanted to give this one a go. So let’s begin! Now because I have uni exams in a week, I’m
going to be super lazy and try this out on a top I already own. So this is a high-necked
top, that I’ve never worn because it’s kinda… meh…
The most important thing about this top, however, is that the material doesn’t really FRAY,
because it’s stretchy. So, using a piece of chalk, and looking at
a picture of the inspiration shirt on my phone, I traced a heart-shape onto my own shirt,
in the spot that I wanted the cutout to be. And this is a super flattering shot. Ummm…so
let’s zoom in. So okay! – now that I’ve traced out a
basic heart shape onto my top, I take it off and even up the heart, making sure that it’s
centered, and that both the sides of the heart are the same shape and size. Then, I got myself some fusible interfacing,
which in this case, will allow the cutout to hold its shape. So I cut out a piece of interfacing that was
slightly bigger than my heart shape. Then I turned my shirt inside-out and – nice,
there’s a lovely spit-stain for you to all look at there from where I tried to rub out
my chalk lines… – and apparently the chalk also went through to the backside of the fabric.
Which will actually help me, but if your material hasn’t done this, make a note of where your
heart-shape lies, then, place your interfacing over the top of this shape, with the fusible,
rough side, facing down. Now, instructions for different interfacings’
will vary so make sure you look at your own, but mine told me to place my iron, on wool-setting,
onto the interfacing for 8 seconds. So I… did… that. I made sure that the interfacing was securely
attached to the fabric, and then I turned my shirt the right way around. Now, it’s kinda hard to see with this lighting,
but the heart outline IS still there, and then I basically just used some fabric scissors
to cut through the fabric and the nterfacing layers, using the heart outline to guide me,
giving me this. Then I turned the shirt inside out and ironed
the interfacing one more time, for about 5 seconds, to make sure that it was really well
attached at the new cut edges. And that’s it.
So…. How did I go? [fast-paced, happy, bouncy EDM music plays] So my conclusion is:
[scissor snipping, zipper sound effect] A simple change can REALLY make all the difference
to an item of clothing you weren’t so keen on before. And – you don’t have to just do
this on a top – you could pretty much do this on any fabric that isn’t going to fray, so
any kind of stretchy, knit, jersey material! However, I do have an important tip, which
is to get yourself knit, fusible interfacing, especially if your cutout design is going
to be under an area that is going to be under a lot of stretch or stress, for example, on
top of boobs. Because I didn’t have any knit interfacing,
I just used a normal lightweight fusible interfacing, however because I did this I actually have
to re-iron the interfacing on every couple of times that I wear this shirt. So keep that
in mind. And – that’s all! Thank you so much for watching,
and basically, I wanna see you all making cute cutouts (they don’t even have to be heart
shapes either, they could be any simple shape you can imagine – CUT HOLES IN ALL YOUR CLOTHES)
and I want you to upload them to instagram and tag me with #diyannika so that I can see
how you went! So thank you so much for watching, give me
a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video, and I’ll see you all next time. Bye!

100 thoughts on “NO SEW Heart Cutout Top | Make Thrift Buy #28

  1. Hey Annika, I think the link to the "next episode" leads back to the video we're already watching (#28 instead of #29). Just for info 🙂

  2. Hey! I know you said this top was exchanged so it was free, but where is it originally from? Like what does the tag on the shirt say?

  3. so i seriously need to get cleaning but your videos keep popping out and i just have to watch your style is amazing

  4. hi i just bought an 80s vintage button down blouse can you do a tutorial on how to revamp it i was thinking like a crop top

  5. I read the description box! And I legitimately never knew that knit meant stretchy! I don't know what I thought it meant but this video (and description) made my week! Looooove! 🍭🌺💋🔥

  6. can you make these?

  7. Hey Annika! Do you think you can teach us how to make a heart cutout by sewing a lining? Bias tape scares me and I hate leaving raw edges so it'd be really neat if you could do a tutorial on that!

  8. I really like this, but its super expensive 🙁 could you make it for cheaper?

  9. Love this! Can you please do a tutorial on this for those of us to curvy to buy it ><.

  10. Annika you kinda looked like a vampire with the eyes, lips and the maroon? Fabric. Love the tutorial btw.



  12. Thats a really nice color on you! (the swap top you never really wore) it would have been better as a swing dress

  13. Dear Annika, for make thrift buy can you do a see through black lace dress(non-inappropriate)inspired by Frances Bean Cobain, pls, thx

  14. You should make one like this but make it a triangle 😛 I would be so happy and I think my life would be complete not seeing cutout shirts that are circles, cats or hearts

  15. I would love to have a skirt like this, but definitely without the velvet. If you have the chance, would you look at it?

  16. Make these please!!

  17. loveeeee the shirt!! the colors is beautiful and I love high neck shirt and the material look very cool.

  18. to refluff napped fabric after an iron encounter I'm fond of using an oldschool lint brush. the kind you want typically has a 'brush' head made of a stiff red velvet with short nap. ypu can diy one by taking a piece of non strech velvet and securing it to a lightly padded (think quilt batting) hard handle. An old hairbrush with the bristles removed would work but mine's on a small block of wood.
    Assuming the iron didn't fuse the nap (possible with high temps and certain synthetic nap fibers) you can just gently brush the crushed nap up then down a few times with the 'brush' to restore it.

  19. Could you please do the mortica drop dead dress?!?! Please it's so pretty and they are sold out and not bringing them back ❤️

  20. please make this? (:

  21. I don't know if there is a shirt that has this but can you make a heart cut out high waisted skirt along the waist?

  22. try the snorlax bean bag chair!!!

  23. Please do a jumper dress like the lazy oaf ones!!

  24. I know this fabric doesn't fray but it would have looked so much better if you had zigzagged or overlocked the edges of the heart.

  25. Woah I thought this was going to turn out tacky (not by craftsmanship but design alone) but this is too cool! Awesome job the placement was perfect!

  26. I know you probably won't see this but did you make the little candy hearts? I know you made the shirt using transfers but did you just search candy hearts? I love the idea and was wondering if the little doodles were available online

  27. Omg SOOO LOVEEEE !!! I want this EXACT shirt !!!!! (Fuschia Velour ; High Necked , sleveless ) …!!!!!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!

  28. Does anyone know if you have to stretch the shirt to place the interfacing? I'd like to do this with a very stretchy turtleneck and wanted to know before attempting this. : )

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