+ Men’s v-neck to kid’s v-neck shirt tutorial

With this baby coming very very soon, I’ve got to get as many tutorials in as possible!  I scored this rag of a tee from Alison from her garage sale I randomly wound up at…and I saw the perfect opportunity to make a perfect v-neck for Beck. And it is SO dang easy. I love little v-necks on boys, its like they are all grown up or something.
 Fourth of july was sooooo awesome! We took Beck to the avengers movie (which he had a hard time watching…this kid never stops moving) and later that night we listened to the Beach Boys blast the classics live and the huge fireworks show that followed….and luckily we watched and heard it all right in our front yard (the benefits of living right next to the stadium). Supplies:
v-neck top
sewing machine
1. Cut the front away from the back (I don’t usually do this with round neck tops) to have a front and back piece.
2. On the front piece, trace with a different tee making sure to trace the armholes (make it the size you like), placing it lower on the v-neck. Cut it out.
3. Repeat with the back of the shirt, but place the tee to trace at the very top so the ribbing is still attached to the neckline of the top-to-be. Cut it out.
4. Trace the sleeves of the tee size you like to the end top of the sleeves of the shirt. Then you won’t have to hem!
5. Place right sides together and straight stitch the sides up and shoulders, leaving the armholes open. 
6. Sew each sleeve’s underarm area right sides together, so it will look like a tube.
7. Sew sleeves on shirt by flipping sleeve right side out and shirt inside out. Push sleeve into shirt’s arm hole and pin them together right sides together inside the shirt..
8. Hem the bottom of the shirt flipping up 3/4 of an inch to an inch, and sewing a straight stitch around the bottom. 
*You can check out pictures of some of the details HERE



  1. I love Beck’s expressions…such a cutie.

    Once I get my hands on my sewing machine again, this is going on my to-do list. What a thrifty idea.

  2. so cute he looks like a little man!! lol…

    Thanks for stopping by and showing some love, Have a beautiful day!!!


  3. What a cutie pie! You look ready to explode yourself. I can’t wait for your personal fireworks to start! Yahoo! xo

  4. Great pictures and cute little boy! You look great for being about ready to pop!

  5. He is so cute :) In this shirt he looks like little man :)

  6. you defenitly have the cutest baby bump ever!

  7. love it!

  8. love beck’s tee! and sounds like you had a fun 4th 😀

  9. Looks like you had a great time. Love the tshirt refashion too. Reminds me of one I did earlier in the week (only for grown-ups) :o)
    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  10. ah i love this! i love all your tutorials.. but just HAD to comment on this one haha.. cant wait to make it for my lil man.. who is also named Beck. ha.

  11. Vraiment excellent! Merci. Quel talent, tu es vraiment géniale (génie!).

  12. i wish i would have seen this about 4 weeks earlier! we went to a needtobreathe concert (my sons first concert) and i got the smallest shirt for him. and i cut the bottom off, but the neck and sleeves are wonky- idk if i have enough left to salvage but i might try. or ill just make him a pillow!!! lol

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  16. Lauren Carter says:

    I love your site and your DIY’s! I just wanted to mention that the link you have posted above to your old tee DIY doesn’t work. Any chance you can fix that?

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