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Sewing Hacks: Sizing Down a T-Shirt

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Take your over sized, ill fitting shirts and tweak them into a top you would actually wear. If you’ve got a few minutes and a sewing machine, then you can try this easy fix to get a better fit.


I have a drawer full of these, usually freely obtained shirts, which almost always end up being worn as pajamas, but with this little hack I’m excited to make them into something I would actually wear in public.

This tutorial comes from Merrick of Merrick’s Art. She’s also made a cute sailboat stencil to go along with her newly fitted blank shirt. Get the sewing tutorial here, and the sailboat stencil post here.


Maker Extraordinaire from Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario. Lover of all things CNC and handmade. @agawaffle

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