Beck’s sweet Uncle Zack (my hub;s brother) gave me a few of his shirts to make for Beck, and here it is…much smaller! I tried to document every single step in making this shirt….I hope it makes it a little easier to understand. This is actually a little like my loose top video tutorial.
Check out his new pumas too….my husband and I think he looks like he is from the 80s with the running kicks, tight jeans, and the mullet. And he rocks it.
little shirt to copy
sewing machine or needle and thread
flexible measuring tape
fabric pen or marking chalk
2. Cut sleeves and ribbing out at seam (trim the ribbing completely down)
6. Cut sleeve to size of kid’s sleeve, only cut one side!
7. All the parts…lets get started.
8. Place right sides together and straight stitch the sides and shoulders. Sew the sleeve so it will look like a tube.
9. Sew sleeve on shirt, flip right side out and pin right sides together inside the shirt (when shirt is inside out).
10. This is what 9 looks like done.
11. Sew ribbing back onto neckline by pinning right sides together and stretching ribbing as you sew a zig zag stitch. Start in the back or at the side shoulder seam. Then when you get to the end, stop a half inche before finishing…then do what the picture shows – sew the two sides together and then flip back down and sew the remaining half inch.
12&13. Do the same as step 11, but NO stretching!
14&15. Top stitch the remaining fabric upwards to make it look flat or like a cover-stitch. Done and enjoy! You don’t really have to do this step. I just think it makes it look finished.