I started with this shirt. One of Jude’s favorite shirts (can’t imagine why?) You can grab any short sleeve shirt and you will need some scraps of knit that match, (or look good together) You could also use an old shirt from the scrap pile, or check out the clearance section of stores (old navy is a favorite) and buy an XXL tee in a fun print to use for as many sleeves as you want.
Fold the knit in half and line it up with the sleeve.I got this knit off Ebay, I used it for a Claire top as well, it was 4 something a yard but then shipping was 5 bucks so it came close to 10 for a yard (yikes!) It was a hard pill to swallow since I am cheap, but I am making the best of it. Tuck the knit into the sleeve. Cut where desired for length.
This is where if I was doing it for one of my shirts I would make the sleeves super long.
Then with right sides together fold the sleeve and sew up the raw edge.
Then hem the end of the sleeve. I use a double needle (and apparently thread that doesn’t match… I was too lazy to switch when I realized the cuff would be grey not cream) The double needle allows stretch and gives it that “professional” look.
Then pin the sleeve to the shirt.
Then I slip the sleeve onto the arm of the machine through the neck opening. and sew the sleeve in place. If you are using thread that matches you could sew along the same line and no one would ever notice.
That’s it. BAM! Long sleeve shirt for cool winter style and no need to go out shopping for a whole new wardrobe.
Jude loves his “new” shirt. I think we are both glad this one gets more use 🙂
And since the kids are a little obsessed with “matching” Abbey was sure to pick her striped Claire top and then hop into the pictures. (Holding hands was her idea and the “cool” dude decided to oblige)
Какая отличная идея!!! Спасибо, что делитесь опытом!
cool!! =) very good idea) looks nice!!!
Jen @ My Own Road
I did a tutorial for adding sleeves to my daughter's shirts too! It's a great way to make my daughter's wardrobe last through winter 🙂 I love the Beatles shirt!
They are too cute together!
Jess@craftiness is not optional
that is too funny! Great minds think alike I guess, I just posted some tops like this today! hehe. So cute. Love the claire top too!
Looks great! And I was going to say the same thing about CINO blog – you guys are the same wavelength! I like the new header of the blog as well. The kids look so great together in their tops.
I just love your new look!<br />Nathalie
Great idea – I'm lamenting all the t-shirts I sold at my last garage sale 🙁 It seemed so cleansing at the time. . . <br />Love the new look – buttons are my weakness!
just discovered your website. L.o.v.e.
Great idea–and there's plenty of winter ahead!! Thanks for sharing.
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