Monday, 11 February 2013

T-shirt from a Sheet

Last weekend I went op-shopping with a great friend and we came across the hugest range of second hand sheets I have ever seen!

I had my eye out because I am making a crochet rag rug (more on that later) but after I got home with this blue paisley sheet (among others) I decided that I liked the material too much to tear it up.

I made this T-shirt using the shape of a comfortable shirt I already own.

I turned it inside out and cut the sheet around the front and back of the shirt, leaving room for seam allowances.

I marked where the arm holes were and sewed the shoulder seams and side seams.

I then folded up the sleeve and neck and bottom hems and sewed them down.

I tried the shirt on and it was a bit shapeless because of the way the material hung so I used a bit of creative licence and added a piece of elastic under the bust and a gather at the centre of the neckline. I also put a couple of pleats on the shoulder seams for a bit of interest.

Would you guess I was wearing a sheet? The entire single sheet (I used less than half) was $2. Bargain. And this was after I was telling a friend it was too expensive to make clothes these days. I sure told myself!

Outfit details:
Shirt: Handmade (old sheet)
Jeans: Factorie Outlet
Necklace: Toi Toi (Cashel Mall)


  1. Oh, it's so cute! Well done you!

  2. Love the material - what a cool idea making it into a TShirt! Looks great.

  3. Incredible - I am so impressed and that is such a gorgeous shirt. Hope you can join us at the new WW home next week too. Can't wait to see what else you will make from that shirt!

  4. well done it's a great transformation - sounds like an awesome haul too - whoot :o)


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