This design is based off of t-shirt artist Adam Saaks, who is most well known for his no-sew t-shirt creations for Ed Hardy. A lot of his technique involves simply cutting slits into fabric, and looping and twisting the material to create edgy cutouts and original shapes. Personally, I am blown away by his t-shirt intricacies, but a lot of his creations are hard to reproduce. This design is much simpler to execute, but still maintains the Adam Saaks inspiration.
All you need for this design is a t-shirt and scissors. Literally. My finished t-shirt even took less than 15 minutes to finish. This is a great design for a shirt that needs a little more interest to it, without being, as Tim Gunn would say, “vulgar.” Also, this technique looks particularly good on fitted tees. When the shirt stretches, the design is more apparent.
For step-by-step instructions, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/86405222@N02/sets/72157631607664510/
If you want to see Adam Saaks in action, you can watch at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09F_jF4332s&feature=related