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