Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

T-shirt make over

This is the other shirt I found at the free clothes closet.  I didn’t really care that it had a logo on the front.

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I cut up the sides like this.

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Then angled toward the collar for the next cut.

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Cut around the collar at the back leaving a 1/2 inch for a hem.

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Then repeated the same thing on the other side.  Now it looks like this.

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I decided to add a bit of lace to make it a little more feminine.  This is how the collar looks now.

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I turned it over and added lace to the bottom edge, upside down.

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Turn it back over to the front, fold it up, and mark three lines. One in the center and one on each side of that.  Equally spaced.  I sewed on the marked lines which created 4 pockets.

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I sewed a small hem all the way around the outside except the bottom of the pockets.  Go up one side, around the collar, and down the other side.  I next took one sleeve and cut it into strips. I sewed those strips into two ties and sewed those on.

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The shirt now looks like this.  Aprons are starting to be popular again.  I can use this one to hold my fabric markers, chalk, thread snips, and other things while at the quilting machine.

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Easy to do and best of all it was free.   The lace was in my notions stash.

4 comments on “T-shirt make over

  1. Faye
    September 3, 2015

    Love it!!! Is it OK if I also steal it.

    • Na Na
      September 4, 2015

      Help yourself. I think this post has become very popular for such a simple idea.

  2. sandy
    August 12, 2015

    LOVE this idea. OK if I steal it? I can see some Christmas gifts in the making.

    • Na Na
      August 12, 2015

      Sure! Help yourself.

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