T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts An easy tutorial step-by-step to give a new life to your favourite T-shirt

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

Some time ago my daughter begged me to buy her a T-shirt with a design from the anime Noragami. We ordered online two of them in the smallest size available. Unfortunately the T-shirts turned out to be way too large for a little girl like her, therefore I had to think about a radical solution to let her wear the shirt design she loved. So I just physically transferred the front part of the oversized T-shirt to another one (an old and plain one) which was just the right fit and needed to be renewed.

This is my super-easy tutorial about T-shirt renewing, recycling and resizing in few steps.

Step 1) Choose the design you want to transfer

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

 

Step 2) Cut out a rough rectangle (containing the illustration) from the T-shirt.

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

 

Step 3) Lay your fabric right side down, lay an interfacing fusible (which will give more rigidity to the piece of cotton and make it easier to work with) and iron it on (without gliding).

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

 

Step 4) Choose the T-shirt you want to renew and iron it carefully

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

 

Step 5) After cutting into shape the rectangle of fabric (stiffened by the interfacing), pin it on the T-shirt. Then, sew it all around the edges.

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

You can sew around the plain edges or even add a lace ribbon all around them.

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

 

Here we are: the final outcome. Not too bad, is it?

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

T-Shirt Hacking: how to renew, recycle and resize t-shirts

These “hacked” T-shirts are very easy to make, are totally durable and grant a clothing that is 100% unique and original.

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