Scallop Neck DIY T-Shirt Refashion

Spruce up one a simple tee with a bit of fabric to create a cute summer t-shirt! This DIY t-shirt refashion project uses only scraps of fabric which makes it a great scrap busting project! It can easily be completed in an afternoon.

A while ago I saw a t-shirt with a contrasting scallop hem around the neckline. I thought it was such a cute and clever idea that I filed it in my “to make” pile. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I saw the shirt the first time.

I decided to try a DIY version of the t-shirt. I’m so happy with how it turned out that I might need to make a few more.

This project starts with a basic plain white t-shirt which gets refashioned very simply, into a t-shirt with scallop detail around the neckline.

This project is a great scrap buster! Just pull out a selection of coordinating scraps and get sewing! I love the pop of bright colors on the plain white tee- I think it looks great with jeans.

Note: This project was posted previously it has been updated an improved.

white t shirt with blue scallops on model

Scallop Neck DIY T-Shirt Refashion

Melissa Mortenson
Dress up a plain t-shirt with a bit of scrap fabric.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • Begin by tracing about 10 circles onto the paper side of your Heat N Bond Lite. Loosely cut out around each circle and iron onto a piece of scrap fabric.
    fabric scraps on white table
  • Cut out the circles. I cut mine out by hand as I did not want perfect circles on the shirt.
  • After you’ve cut out the circles cut each circle in half.
    cut out half circles on cutting mat
  • Peel off the paper backing and begin ironing the half circles to the t-shirt. Start at the center front of the shirt and iron down only one piece at a time. You may have to trim the last 2 or 3 circles to get them all to fit around the neckline perfectly.
    half circle with paper backing in hand over green cutting mat
  • Now just sew around each half circle to secure.
  • and you’re done! Now you’ve got a new (and inexpensive) fun summer t-shirt to wear!
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Dress up a simple white t-shirt with a bit of fabric using this DIY scallop neck t-shirt refashion DIY

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white t shirt with blue scallops on model

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  2. What a great scraps busting project! I think I might like it even better if they were around a scoop neck shirt instead of a v-neck shirt, but I’m not sure.

  3. I Love this and actually trying it, bought my shirt today! what size are your circles? They look maybe two inches across?

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    1. It does help to prevent that. I have not noticed any significant fraying on my shirt, but it will fray a bit.

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