Making Stuff: Shrunken T-shirts for the Boy

by This is Carrie on October 22, 2010

Using this technique, I turned a couple of free (but large) mountain biking shirts we won at the Take Your Kid Mountain Biking event into a couple of shirts Baby Brother loves to wear.

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carey October 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

Oh, thanks for the great idea and the tutorial. I’m going to turn a few of my husbands band shirts (I’m pretty sure he has hundreds!!) into shirts for my boy.

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Soybeanlover October 22, 2010 at 11:53 am

Good choice in shirts! Go Ellsworth, those are some awesome bikes. I’ll have to try this for my guys.

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eileen October 25, 2010 at 4:10 am

I see the tutorial for going from boxy to fitted adult shirt. Is it more or less the same to cut it down for a child? The link to the kids tutorial doesn’t work. Thanks!

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Yes, the process is pretty much the same. Luckily, the shirts had pretty small neck openings so I just left it alone. The only step I had to add was hemming the bottom. Good luck!

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CraftyCat21 November 2, 2010 at 11:09 am

The link does not work can you repost the link. I have tons of adult tees I’d love to make smaller for my son. Thank you

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Hmm, I wonder why it’s not working for you. I just checked it and it seems okay. Here is the web address:

http://thismamamakesstuff.com/2008/08/tutorial-fitted-t/

It’s changing a large t-shirt into a fitted adult t-shirt, but the technique is about the same (see about comment).

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