3 No-Sew Lace Trim Tees for Summer

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Now, this is not a fashion blog by any means, but my niece is all about what is trendy and cool, so she was the inspiration behind the design. Lace is all over the runway these days, but the prices are sky high so we found the perfect lace and upcycled the tees from her closet. Our trio of No-Sew Lace Trim Tees are perfect for Summer and they were quick and easy, going together (all three) in just an hour!

Girl wearing a coral colored tee shirt with white lace fringe trim attached to the neckline with fabric glue. #creativelybeth #upcycled #clothing #lace #tshirt #teeshirt

Upcycle Tees with Lace Trim for Summer

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Here’s what you will need to add Lace Trim to Tees:

Here’s how to make pretty Lace Tees for Summer:

First Tee – Lace on the Back

Measure and cut a length of 5 ½” wide Lace Trim a few inches longer than the Blue Tee Shirt length. Place a section of cardboard, inside the shirt making sure that it is large enough to prevent any glue from seeping through. Center lace on the back of the shirt. Fold back the top of the lace and apply a bead of fabric glue, then replace lace and gently tap into place. Repeat with sides and bottom of the lace. Let dry.

Girl wearing a blue colored tee shirt with white lace trim attached to the back with fabric glue. #creativelybeth #upcycled #clothing #lace #tshirt #teeshirt

Second Tee – Lace at the Bottom

Measure and cut a length of 2 1/2″ wide Lace Trim a few inches longer than the circumference of the hem of the White Tee. Lay shirt out flat on the work surface and fold back the hem. Place a section of cardboard, behind the overturned hem, making sure that it is large enough to prevent any glue from seeping through. Starting at the side seam of the tee, apply a bead of fabric glue along the bottom hem, and then place the lace into the glue. Gently tap lace into place. Repeat this process, in sections, around the entire hem of the tee. Let dry. Once dry, trim excess lace with scissors and carefully glue the two cut edges of lace together to prevent fraying.

Girl wearing a white colored tee shirt with white lace trim attached to the bottom hem with fabric glue. #creativelybeth #upcycled #clothing #lace #tshirt #teeshirt

Third Tee – Lace at the Neckline

Measure and cut a length of Fringe Lace Trim a few inches longer than the neckline of the Coral Tee Shirt. Place a section of cardboard, inside the shirt making sure that it is large enough to prevent any glue from seeping through. Starting at a shoulder seam, apply a bead of fabric glue along the neckline, and then place the lace into the glue. Gently tap lace into place. Repeat this process, in sections, around the entire neckline of the tee, working in sections. Let each section dry. Once dry, trim excess lace with scissors and carefully glue the two cut edges of lace together to prevent fraying.

Girl wearing a coral colored tee shirt with white lace fringe trim attached to the neckline with fabric glue. #creativelybeth #upcycled #clothing #lace #tshirt #teeshirt

What type of Fabric Glue works best for No-Sew Tees?

This was my first time using the E6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue and I have to say that it was super easy to work with. No odor with a quick grab and a flexible bond, so the glue stretches with the trim and the clothing. No strings, no clogging, and a smooth flow of glue from the nozzle. This is glue is a game-changer! Edited to add that the E6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue also washes well and keeps a tight bond.

Upcycle Tee Shirts for Summer with pretty Lace Trims

Girl wearing a blue colored tee shirt with white lace trim attached to the back with fabric glue. #creativelybeth #upcycled #clothing #lace #tshirt #teeshirt

I hope that you have enjoyed this No-Sew Lace Trim Tees DIY tutorial and you will use it as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creativity upcycling items that you already have in your closet.

Girl wearing a white colored tee shirt with white lace trim attached to the bottom hem with fabric glue. #creativelybeth #upcycled #clothing #lace #tshirt #teeshirt

If you like this project, make sure to visit my Instagram @creativelybeth for more inspiration. And if you make this project, I would love a tag on social media #creativelybeth Click through to check out my DIY Colorful Market Tote with Rick Rack Fringe which is fun and easy to make with scraps!

Upcycled canvas market tote with a rainbow of colorful rick rack by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #markettote #totebag #upcycle

Thanks for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “3 No-Sew Lace Trim Tees for Summer

  • August 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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    I love all 3 ideas! This will be one of the features over at Handmade Monday, later today 🙂

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    • August 3, 2020 at 11:38 am
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      Thanks a bunch for the feature, Julie!!

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  • August 4, 2020 at 12:03 am
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    Beth, what great ideas for updating simple t-shirts for the summer (or anytime if you live in So Cal like I do)! I especially like the pink and white ones! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About. I’m blessed to be able to feature you at tomorrow’s party! Pinned to two boards!

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    • August 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm
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      Thanks for the feature, Julie! They really are super easy!

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  • August 5, 2020 at 12:16 am
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    I didn’t know about this fabric glue! I’m going to get some so that I can add lace to a t-shirt. This is such a fabulous idea! (I’m going to do this with some of my granddaughters, too!)

    Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party. I’m featuring it at our party that starts tonight!

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    • August 5, 2020 at 1:18 am
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      The E6000 Fabri-Tac is a game changer! Thank you for the feature, Nina!

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  • August 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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    E6000 has a fabric glue! E6000 is my go to glue for DIYs but now it’ll definitely be for fabric too. I have several t’s and capris I’d love to add lace to. Thanks for the inspiration – so pretty!

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    • August 5, 2020 at 10:25 pm
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      YES! And it is stretchy when dry, so it moves with you, Marie. I normally hand wash these items.

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        • August 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm
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          Thanks for the feature, Marie!!

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