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How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

May 2, 2018

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child- turn any t-shirt into a kid’s size with this easy tutorial!

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

I have a hard time finding stylish boys t-shirt that aren’t totally overpriced.  The mens section at stores always seemed to have the better selection. Luckily, men’s t-shirts are easy to resize! Today I’m going to show you how to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child.

This tutorial is easy to follow and it’s a quick sewing project. It’s the perfect way to give new life to t-shirts that your man has grown tired of!

Enjoy!

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

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Supplies needed:

Men’s t-shirt

Kid’s t-shirt

Sewing machine

Iron

Ruler

Seam ripper

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

Take the kid’s t-shirt and turn it inside out. Tuck in the sleeves so the seams are exposed. Pin the kid’s t-shirt to the men’s t-shirt. You may need to adjust the position of the kid’s t-shirt to make sure the image works for the smaller size.

Measure a 1/2 inch seam allowance around the shirt.

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

Cut out the pieces. Cut both pieces out using the back neckline.  Then measure 1 inch down on the front neckline and cut. Sew the front and back pieces together at the sides and shoulders.

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

Line up the kid’s sleeve with the men’s. Cut out 1 sleeve on each side leaving an 1/2 seam allowance.

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

Fold the sleeves over and sew the seam.

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

Turn the sleeves right side out and sew to the shirt. Using an iron, press the bottom hem of the shirt and the sleeve hem up 1/2 inch and stitch in place.

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

Using a seam ripper, remove the ribbed neckband from the men’s t-shirt. Cut to fit the kid’s shirt and sew in place.

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

How to Remake an Adult T-shirt for a Child

  • Reply
    Cathi
    May 4, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    OMG! Love this. My husband has so many cool t-shirts that have gone to the rag bin or donation. Totally turning them into new tees for my little boy. Such a great idea. Thanks! :0

    • Reply
      ginamichele
      May 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

      So glad you liked the post Cathi!

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