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T-Shirt Mod: Boxy to Foxy

Tailor your frumpy tees.

Steps

Step #1:

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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.

Step #2:

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  • Pin along the new side seams, and cut off the sleeves at the new armhole.
  • Run the new side seams through the serger.

Step #3:

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Lay out the old sleeve under the template t-shirt and mark the new underarm and armhole.

Step #4:

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Serge the underarm, then cut the shoulder curve.

Step #5:

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  • Flip the sleeve right side out and set it inside the armhole of the shirt.
  • Pin both sleeves into their armholes.

Step #6:

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Serge the sleeve seams and you're all done!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).