Monday, March 5, 2012

Simple Shirt Refashion

Hello everyone! It's such a beautiful day here, the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Definitely the kind of day where you want to be super comfortable, so that's brings me to my newest tutorial for you all. It's a quick and simple shirt refashion. I promise, it's so easy!

 

All you need is an old shirt and a sewing machine!
  


I decided I wanted to take 4 inches off of this shirt. I tried to think of a way to make this easy to understand, but I'm not so sure I can, so let me explain it like this. Your shirt is two layers, so you would only want to take off 1 inch off both sides of both layers, so the 1 inch you mark will really be two inches. Hopefully, that was clear. Moving right along...
 

Turn it right sides together (inside out), pin it and sew it up. Don't forget to reverse stitch at the beginning and end of your seams to strengthen your stitch.
 

It's hard to tell, but I made a zigzag stitch right outside of my new seam to keep it from fraying.