A stitch in time saves…oh about 50 bucks.

BJ Here!

The Spring/Summer wardrobe haul for kids. It’s the worse than buying clothes at the end of summer for autumn/winter because at least then the clothes cover more. Now we’re paying the same for articles of clothing with half the fabric and that seems like robbery. It’s not a nice feeling, yet for most of us sewing clothes is way too much of a hassle, even for those of us who like to sew!

Behold I give you the stitch-less clothing converter! Also known as a nice, sharp, scissor. I give you, the standard boys shirt. Just a t-shirt with long sleeves sewn into it. The vast majority of my kids wardrobe consist of these every fall, but to get some extra wear out of them I turn them inside out…

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I’ve cut up the seam of the inner sleeve to give you a better view. Most of the time these are not attached to the side seam on the bottom edge of the t-shirt sleeve, all you need to do is cut along the inner sleeve fabric to get it out.


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Turn the shirt right side in again and Tada!


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Free t-shirt. I did 5 of these while watching Netflix and saved myself $40 – $50 bucks.

Sometimes the sleeve is attached to that side seam, in that case all you need is a seam ripper and a small amount of thread coupled with the most basic of sewing skills. Even a monkey can sew a straight-ish line for two inches! (And if it’s not straight, well…how many people are going to be staring at your kids stinky, summer sweat-slicked arm pit anyway?)



About bjpramann

I'm a work at home Mom/Writer/Artist and work in office PA for LifeLight Global. Pretty much anything goes here. .
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1 Response to A stitch in time saves…oh about 50 bucks.

  1. brungrrl says:

    Great idea! JT’s winter wardrobe is shirts with solid colored sleeves to extend the life of the tshirts from summer.

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