homemade t-shirt

Using one of my favorite t-shirts as a pattern, I sewed this tee up from scratch. It was experimental slap-dash sewing, but is surprisingly wearable and a good fit. I learned a few things that will help me in round two.

Let me know if you are interested in a tutorial for this one, and I'll take pictures of my next shirt in progress.

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53 comments:

CraftyKate said...

So cute! I'd love some instructions!

noolygirl said...

of course instructions!!!!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Heck ya I'm interested in a tutorial for this t-shirt! SOOO CUTE!!

K. Tacher said...

Yes! I'd love a tutorial - all your tutorials rock!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I would love a tutorial on this one. I just found some fantastic fabric and was thinking how I'd love to make a T from it...just not sure where to start I guess

Abby Green said...

I'd love a tutorial, especially for the neckline!

Sarah C said...

i would love a tutorial - especially for the sleeves!

Amy said...

A tutorial would be wonderful.

shar said...

Tutorial, please.

Amber said...

I know you SAID you were going to try this, but I can't believe you actually did, and it worked! Usually I say "Hey this looks like a good iday - maybe I'll try it" and 3 years later it's still on my to-craft list.

It looks lovely!

Michelle said...

I would love a tutorial. I am scared of sewing with knit material and would love to try it.

Mommy Mac said...

Sister.

A t-shirt? Really?

All kinds of thin, creepy crawly fabric there.

It looks great!

Yes, a must-know-how is in order.

.mac :)

The Loveridge Family said...

I would love a tutorial...i've been wanting to make a shirt for myself!

LoveLaCroix said...

Tutorial? Yes, please!

emily ann. said...

yes, please - a tutorial! :)

Yarnmomma said...

Yes..A tutorial would be fantastic..You are one crafty women!!

Hugs,

Stephanie

Jenn said...

I am interested! I was considering making some shirts for my 8 yr old daughter by this method. I have a very hard time finding decent, not too skimpy clothes for her these days.

Amy said...

Definitely interested in a tutorial for this one! so so fab!

heddomarie said...

Yes please!! I love it!

Brittany Ann said...

Yes, yes, Iam totally interested in a tutorial!

damselindisdress said...

that neckline is way cute.

jillbert said...

I would love to learn how to do that. I just went shopping and saw so many shirts with ruffled accents like that!

Alexis said...

Hey Jill! I love your site! Thanks for sharing it with us all. I added you to my reader so I can see what other wonderful things you do!

footwasher said...

i'm echoing the tutorial, please! cute as cute!

Nicole M said...

Very intereseted in a tutorial!! I would lvoe to see your scratchy brilliance :)

We are the Zitzmans said...

Would love a tutorial. Especially how you conquered t-shirt fabric. It is so tricky for me.

MaryAnne said...

I would love a tutorial, t-shirts are one article of clothing I find intimidating...

Joy said...

I would love a tutorial...cute shirt but looks comfortable too.

Rose said...

Would we like a tutorial?! What a silly silly girl. woman. whatever. Of course we want a tutorial!! It looks fabulous!!

anna said...

I could never figure it out on my own so PLEASE tell me... Thanks for sharing all of your ideas.

Jennifer said...

Tutorial please! Love the neckline!

Michael and Rachel said...

Way, way cute. Tutorial please, and thank you!

Catalina said...

absolutely tutorial worthy.

the monkey's mama said...

I'll join the other 33 commenters and say YES, PLEASE!

Ashley! said...

I want it!!! I think I TRY to make 80% of the stuff on here. I like the easy directions because I'm a sewing virgin :)

Mmmmmthanks!

linda said...

Please post a tutorial!!

Tauna said...

yes please! And I especially LOVE that neckline.

Jamie said...

tutorial please!

Julie said...

How very cute! I'm scared of sewing stretchy fabrics, so I'd love a tutorial. I love all your ideas...thanks for sharing so generously :)

PaperCourt said...

It's very J.Crew-ish. I'd love a tutorial.

Amanda said...

Tutorial? Yes, please!

Ashley said...

Super cute shirt! I'd love to see how to do it! Yes, please to a tutorial!

Nicole said...

Yes please a tutorial would be great!!

Duludes said...

Silly girl, what kind of question is it to ask if we all want a tutorial. Keep them coming I love everything you make.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful shirt!! I really admire your talent!!

Lisa B.

Alexis said...

PS- I finally added you to my favorite blogs list. I've bee meaning to do that for a while!

sue said...

i would love a tutorial. The shirt is super cute and hopefully easy to make!

Tracy said...

For sure I'd love a tutorial!

gigi said...

That would be great and thank you in advance.

Belinda said...

This is adorable! I would like to know how you made it. I have to admit that I'm afraid of sewing knit material because of the stretch. Did you use a serger?

Aunt Mary said...

Yes please, a tutorial would help. I love the ruffled collar, and scoop necklines are always better for me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

As a somewhat experienced sewer, I would make one suggestion that would probably make everyones life simpler for the sleeves. Do the stitches to make the sleeve fit in the space, but do it before you sew the side seams together. You sew the sleeve in first and then sew from the sleeve edge to the bottom of the t shirt in one line. Not quite so fidgety to get the sleeve set in.

Hope this helps someone.

The Hootmans said...

I"m late to comment on this but I'd love a tutorial. Also, how in the world do I learn to sew jersey/soft cottons? I know it's something about the tension setting and I don't have the fanciest of machines (a hand-me-down Kenmore and a newer, cheap Jenome) but is it tighter tension? Looser? Is there a trick to it? Help!