Crafters Give Back: T-shirt Dress Tutorial

by This is Carrie on June 19, 2008

Just one of the 107 T-shirt Dresses my women’s church group made for Mother’s Without Borders to distribute in Africa.

Here’s how to make your own t-shirt dress. You can also donate T-shirt dresses (as well as a ton of other homemade goodies here.


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dandelionmama June 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm

I’m going downstairs to make about 6 of these for Abby right now!! What a great thing to do with t-shirts that have gotten too short!


dandelionmama June 20, 2008 at 5:15 am

I have to tell you Carrie- I was working on dress #3 for Abby, and Beanie came in my sewing room and was watching me curiously. He then decided they were so pretty, he wanted one.

I sent him upstairs to chose a t-shirt, and let him pick the fabric for the skirt. He wanted blue, so that it would be boy-ish. I know… I know…

He is now the proud owner of boy-ish blue t-shirt dress!

Seriously. Easiest thing I’ve ever made- thank for the link and idea!


TftCarrie June 20, 2008 at 2:55 pm

I know, aren’t they so fun and easy? Especially good for using up stash fabric and old t-shirts.

I love you so much for making one for your son per his request. So awesome.

Good thing it’s blue, or else his dad might freak out a little bit :).


alotalot June 23, 2008 at 1:32 am

I made two of these in about an hour. That isn’t counting the time I spent washing fabric, picking out fabric, buying matching t-shirts, etc. Of course I didn’t use stash fabric. I might need that for something! T’s were on sale at the craft store this week so I am going to make 4 more. :)
I posted a picture on my blog.


Michele June 23, 2008 at 3:35 pm

I need to make a few of these for my daughter!


Dawn August 11, 2009 at 1:34 am

These are so cute!! I had picked up some Princess fabric in the remnant bin tonight, and was searching for something FUN to do with it– this was perfect!!! Used a t-shirt I had in the give-away bag cuz it was too small :-)


Rebecca June 30, 2010 at 6:52 am

Thank you for inspiring us! We are doing a project runway day with a few lucky silent auction winners (middle school girls)… At the end of the day, we will have the girls make dresses to be sent to a sister school. I can’t wait!


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What a wonderful dress, I made one here
Many thanks for the instructions.


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