DIY Choker Tee with TheFabJunkie

If anything is on trend this season, it’s the fab choker t-shirts that are popping up everywhere.

I know when you hear the phrase t-shirt, it doesn’t seem reasonable around this time of year. Oh but they are the MOST reasonable thing ever. T-shirts never go out of style and can be worn for just about any event. What I love most about the chocker tee is the fact that it just screams ROCKER CHIC. This basic tee can be layered under a leather jacket or cardigan.

After doing some research, I realize that this “on trend” tee can cost a pretty penny. So I decided to grab my scissors, an old tee that I thrifted years ago and get to cutting.

Check out my step by step CHOKER TEE DIY!



You just need a few things to get this project started.

·      T-Shirt

·      Sharp Scissors

·      Measuring Tape

·      Marker (optional)


You want to measure how far down you want your “V”. Using the measuring tape and marker to make a teeny tiny dot to where you will cut. Use your scissor to make a hole in the shirt by the collar and start to cut.



As you can see from the above image, you have your first cut. 


Now, you can start your second cut. You want to cut towards to collar in a slant. 



Box 1: Here you have your extra fabric that you will cut off.

Box 2: You want to cut as close as possible to the seam of the collar.

Box 3: It’s ok if you have some rigid edges, don’t sweat it.

Box 4: Final Look



I think you’re now ready to rock your new DIY tee! Nothing beats the feeling of saying “I made this!”

 –Keep a look out for oversized t-shirts in the men’s section of your local Goodwill to practice on! Can’t wait to see your creations. 


Suma Kaul is a NYC-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger from She loves thrifting and making something old new again. 

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!




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