How-To: Make a T-Shirt Fit (Part II)

I have a ton of frumpy t-shirts – mostly ones I’ve received for free – and I only wear them to sleep.  I am in need of some more shirts, so I thought I would try my hand at converting my own shirts to something I would feel comfortable wearing out of the house.  After converting my boys’ shirts to smaller sizes for tee-ball (see How To: Make a T-Shirt Fit) I converted a few of my own and am really happy with the results!

When I did my boys’ shirts, I traced the t-shirt and pinned and sewed, but now I just lay my template shirt on top, cut around it leaving a 1/2″ allowance with my rotary cutter and sew it up.  I can literally convert a shirt in 5 minutes!

Here’s a before:

And after:

If you’ve got some t-shirts to spare, give it a try!


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