Take a unisex tee from boxy to foxy! I have a bunch of great logo tee-shirts but they’re cut for men and I don’t like the way they fit, so today I’m going to show you how to mod your t-shirts into a flattering shape that you’ll actually wear, using a serger.
Supplies and tools:
- Girly-tee that fits you, to use as a guide
- Baggy tee that fits you around the collar
- Serger (ask around to see if a friend will let you borrow) with thread
- Sewing pins
- Tailors chalk
Read on for the complete tutorial.
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First, iron your shirts and turn them inside-out.
Line up the template at the shoulders and trace around it with tailor’s chalk.
Pin along the new side seams, and cut off the sleeves at the new armhole.
Run the new side seams through the serger.
Lay out the old sleeve under the template t-shirt and mark the new underarm and armhole.
Serge the underarm, then cut the shoulder curve.
Flip the sleeve right side out and set it inside the armhole of the shirt. Pin both sleeves into their armholes.
Serge the sleeve seams and you’re all done!
Originally posted to CRAFT/MAKE and Instructables.
2 thoughts on “T-Shirt Refashion”
I really like this idea! I have a serger and am learning about the stitches. I have only done a rolled hem. I don’t know what stitch to use for this. Is there a name so I can look in my serger guide to see how to set up my machine?
I made this today. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I plan on making some more. FYI, I didn’t use a serger I just used my zigzag stitch on my sewing machine and stitched over the edge a little bit. I love my new shirt!
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