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02-04-2009, 07:18 PM
This is a tutorial on how I turn a man's polo shirt into a little boys. I will try to make it very simple, but I have not done this before :)


1. take the man's shirt and cut out the outline of a shirt or pattern that fits leaving the top in tact.


it should look like this now


2. put the sleeves that you cut out and re cut to fit the new arm hole.

You should now have this


3. Turn shirt inside out and sew up the sides from arm hole down to the bottom

keep the shirt inside out.

4. Sew the sleeves up

5. Turn the sleeves right side out and put inside the shirt so that right sides are facing and the arm pit hems are together.
6. Sew the sleeves all the way around to connect them to the shirt
7. Do the same to the other arm.
8. hem the bottom
9. turn right side out and your done!

Please let me know if I have not explained something very well!!

02-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Love it! Will definitely be using this one. So you don't resize the collar?

02-04-2009, 09:44 PM
nope, I didn't touch the collar.

02-04-2009, 11:11 PM
What a GREAT idea. I now need to get myself down to goodwill ....

02-04-2009, 11:29 PM
What a wonderful idea!!!! My hubby has few of these but he hates wearing them, so now I know what to do with them

02-05-2009, 06:57 AM
Ohh thanks...I was wondering about the collar too

02-05-2009, 08:47 AM
That's funny, my husband has to wear a suit everyday to work so shirts like this are ALL he has for casual clothes :) And our boys "have" to dress like daddy, so this is perfect for me.

What a wonderful idea!!!! My hubby has few of these but he hates wearing them, so now I know what to do with them

02-05-2009, 11:12 AM
So awesome. You make it look so easy it's almost cheating :)

02-05-2009, 11:17 AM
It is completely cheating :) That is why I like to repurpose so much- less seams and hems. We have 4 Salvation Army stores in my area and they all do .49 sales on Saturday, so it is sooooo much cheaper than buying fabric.

So awesome. You make it look so easy it's almost cheating :)

02-05-2009, 10:42 PM
Oh, awesome!

02-05-2009, 11:22 PM
Great Idea!!!

02-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Very cool! Thanks!

02-18-2009, 12:35 PM
Hmmm.... I'm wondering if I can take this same concept to camp shirts..... great tute!!

02-18-2009, 01:45 PM
I am not sure why you wouldn't be able to. I have never tried that, good luck and make sure and show us in the runway!

03-18-2009, 11:00 AM
Thank you for the tute, having boys makes it a little hard to sew for them since there's not much I can think of to make haha

03-20-2009, 07:48 PM
What an awesome idea !
thanks for sharing :D