DIY: Sleeveless Denim Button Down Shirt

(picture via urbanoutfitters.com)
Hi all!  I have seen a lot of sleeveless denim/chambray shirt for sale at Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, etc. They all range from about $15-$80.  It is definitely a must have item for this summer.   I am going to show you another quick, easy, and affordable DIY for this trend.   This DIY will work for any button down shirt.

First, grab a sleeveless denim button down shirt.  I bought mine from a local thrift store for only $2.99.

Next, turn one of the sleeve inside out.  

After that, cut off a chunk of the sleeve.  This way it will be easier to cut around the edges.  

Then begin cutting around the outside of the seam. When I'm cutting I don't cut both sides at the same time, instead I go around in a circle.  

When you are done, cut the other sleeve.

Then, you are done,

Here is how I wore it.  I pair it with floral shorts and tie it up.  

I hope you found this DIY helpful.  I already cut the sleeves off of about 5 of my button down shirts.  I have to prepare for summer =)  As always, stay tune for more DIY's!


  1. I love what you did here, can't wait to try this out myself!
    Great blog, following you as of now. xx

  2. I love this my dear! You make this look so easy to do :)

    1. thank you! It is easy to do. I thought it was hard too and I practice on an old blouse. After I got the hang of it, I just couldn't stop. :) I hope you try it.

  3. oh this is such a cute idea!:) xoxo

  4. Looks beautiful but I know myself and if I would try to do it, it would be tragic! I'm jealous of people who makes clothes in DIY style and it looks perfect!

    1. Thank you! You should really try it. I thought it was hard at first, but after I did it, it was super easy.

  5. Love this DIY, the results came out great! I have been looking through tons of thrift stores for a denim button down and only can find ones with embroidery all over them.

  6. What a fun idea! I gotta take a chance too!
    I hope to see you soon on my blog, I have a new post and I hope very much to read your opinion!
    Kiss kiss C.

  7. I've been meaning to do this for a while now! I can't yet however because I plan to sew in a patch to the back! :-) I need to learn how to sew first ha-ha
    You did an awesome job!

  8. Awesome DIY :) need to try this on some shirts! x

  9. Cool


  10. What a cool DIY ! and thanks for your comment, follow if you like! loves,xx