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Reducing Large Tees

How to turn a large t-shirt in to a smaller one. • Posted by Cat Morley

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0 h 50


Nice & Simple
Medium tee10



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

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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