How to adapt the fit of a T-shirt | Sewing Tutorial
A lot of cool T-shirts are only available in a unisex style, which basically means it is a men’s shirt. While that makes sense from a sales perspec tive, I don’t like the way that style looks on me. So all too often, my concert tees and other cool shirts ended up as pajamas, which is such a waste. But when I learned more about sewing, I found out it’s actually really easy to change the fit to suit me much better!
This T-shirt is by Make It Soph, here's a link to her channel:
It’s best to start with a shirt that has a good shoulder width, because that’s the only part that’s difficult to change. But waist, sleeves and neckline can all be adapted without too much hassle. I hope this video encourages you to give it a try yourself and that lots of T-shirts will be worn a lot more!
What you’ll need:
- T-shirt (with a good shoulder width)
- Matching thread
- Seam ripper
- Tailors chalk
- Sewing machine
If you make one of your own, I'd love to see it! Send me a picture on Instagram @craftswithellen.
Even though my videos are set up as tutorials, I'm not professionally trained in any of these crafts. The tools that I use can be dangerous. Don't try a craft if you are unfamiliar with the tools and the necessary safety precautions. Be safe!