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How to turn a large t-shirt in to a smaller one.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start out with a t-shirt that is too big for you.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the t-shirt inside out and lay it down on a flat surface. Place another t-shirt (one that fits you properly) on top of the large t-shirt.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace the outline of the smaller t-shirt on to the larger t-shirt with chalk.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place dressmaking pins along the outline, making sure to catch both sides of the t-shirt.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin right along the outline so that you have the outline of the smaller t-shirt pinned into the larger one.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut along the outside of the outline leaving a 1/2" margin.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a sewing machine sew along the outline removing the pins as you go.

  • How to resize a resized top. Reducing Large Tees - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn the t-shirt back inside out and you're all done.

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Krista B.
Krista B. · Hydesville, California, US · 44 projects
OH SWEET!!! THAT'S awesome!!!!!!!!! Thank you b.t.w. LOVE THE SIGHT!! LOL.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Aww thanks Happy x
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Krista B.
Krista B. · Hydesville, California, US · 44 projects
Scrolling through and I see this is the last post in dress making which makes it first post in dress making 7 years ago! fantastic, and I still see you on here! yaya!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Aww thanks. The site actually started as my blog, so that's why mine was the first Happy
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
I've used this for three of my shirts and I just love it. Geeky shirts only come in boy sizes and I love making them girl shirts. They go from barely worn into regular rotation.
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Ixo
Ixo · Vienna, Vienna, AT
Thank you so much! Happy
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Serene T.
Serene T. · Singapore, SG · 24 projects
awesome! Just received a cool but oversized tee! Will definitely try!
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T!N@
T!N@ · Stratford, Ontario, CA · 4 projects
awesome! i used to just guesse where to sew, so it would always end up to big or to small, i never relized that i could just put a shirt over it!
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Lady E.
Lady E. · 4 projects
I just used this technique on one my shirts. fits me wonderfully! brillant tut! thanks a billion!!! <3
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KageG
KageG · Bristol, England, GB · 20 projects
Wow, what a simple idea! Thanks for the post. x
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Frankye B.
Frankye B. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 7 projects
♥ i love going to good will and buying overzied tees and then doing this
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rainbowbarf
rainbowbarf
i love radiohead! haha
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