I have always wanted to make my own bape shirts, but they have always been expensive.
I thought, why not make one for my birthday.
My mother-in-law told me, “Don’t do it.
You’ll ruin it for everyone.”
I knew I had to try it, and so I set out to make one.
After many attempts, I finally got it right.
The Bape Tee Shirt is one of my favorite things ever.
Its a perfect mix of classic Americana and boho inspired.
It’s not a cheap, low-end, high-quality product, but it’s not an expensive product either.
A good bape tee shirt should look good and feel good, too.
So, what do you need to make your own?
I’ve written a simple guide on how to make an inexpensive bape shirt, but the materials you’ll need to get started are as follows: 1-2″ x 1.5″ white fabric (like a t-shirts or sweatshirt) (or a lightweight fabric like a t shirt) or 1″ x 0.5″.
(Or a medium fabric like pants) A cotton ball or cotton t-suit (like a cotton t shirt or a sweatshirt or a cotton jacket or whatever) An elastic band or a zipper.
You can buy a lot of different fabrics, and you don’t want to spend a ton of money on this stuff.
If you don’ t have a fabric that is cheap enough to make it work, you can buy scraps from thrift stores or from home.
And don’t forget to cut the elastic off as you sew it.
For this tutorial, I’m going to make two pairs of pants, one with a blue and one with yellow buttons.
(Click the thumbnails for a larger image.)
These will both have white fabric on them, so I’m not going to use a black one, either.
(If you’re using the wrong fabric, you will have to find a way to get it to work, but don’t worry, I’ll cover it.)
First, you’ll sew your elastic band on the bottom of the fabric you just sewed.
Use the elastic to create a loop, and sew that loop through the middle of the elastic, just above the waistband.
This will hold the elastic in place while you sew the other two pieces together.
Now, sew the fabric around the elastic and sew it down.
Be careful that the elastic stays inside the fabric.
Do this one at a time, and only when you have all four pieces of fabric together.
Now, go back and sew the remaining two pieces of your fabric to the top of the loop you made.
Sew along the edges of the loops to hold the fabric in place, and then sew the elastic back on.
Don’t worry if you mess up the edges; just make sure you go back every now and then and make sure your elastic stays in place.
Finally, sew both of the buttons to the bottom, using the elastic as a guide.
Just make sure the elastic holds everything in place and doesn’t fall out.
Repeat for the other side.
Once all of your pieces of white fabric are in place (you’ll need about a half-inch or so between each piece), you can start sewing the buttons on.