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Boys T-shirts From Love Sewing Magazine


A couple of months ago I refashioned and repaired an old T-shirt discarded by my father-in-law in favour of some new ones, and made a perfectly wearable ‘new’ T-shirt for No.3 Son. (Blogged about here.)


I also had these two still waiting to be transformed into something The Boys would happily wear.


I was flicking through my old Love Sewing magazines when I came upon this pattern in Issue 10: –


The last T-shirt refashion was drafted from an existing shirt but, stupidly, I didn’t make a paper copy of it, so when I saw this one in Love Sewing, I thought I’d give it a whirl.

(Talking of Love Sewing, look out for my feature in the next issue!)

The sleeves would have to be short though, and the neckline is a bit too wide and ‘girly’ for my boys.

I cut out the largest size age 8-9 as No.3 Son is 8 next week and No.2 Son is 9. Perfect.


The two remaining shirts were different coloured versions of each other, so I decided to funk them up a little by swapping the sleeves as part of the remake.


I left all the original hems attached so these were both whipped up within a couple of hours – including tracing the pattern!

I used plain cotton tape to face the neckline as it was all I had to hand and it works perfectly.


Here they are waiting for The Boys to wreck them – they are mightily hard on their clothes!



Yep, they fit a treat – thanks, Love Sewing, for the free pattern!


So that’s another two items upcycled and given a new lease of life – fun, this sewing lark, isn’t it?

Author: sewchet

Sewing, Crochet and other loveliness!

21 thoughts on “Boys T-shirts From Love Sewing Magazine

  1. Fab! They seem to like them too πŸ™‚ Anotherinspiring post, I have a lot to catch up with when normal sewing time resumes…

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  2. They look great – nice touch swapping the sleeves over too!! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Another well crafted up-cycle project, what a brilliant post πŸ™‚

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  4. What’s this about a feature in Love Sewing?
    Fab shirts!

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  5. They are brilliant, they certainly don’t look upcycled! The boys looked pretty chuffed with them too πŸ™‚

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  6. Great piece of up-cycling -glad the boys like them. And yes, what Lucy said, What’s this about a feature in love sewing?

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  7. Now that is what I call cool. My son would have loved them. You definately have all kinds of creativity dancing around in your curly head…LOL . You definately get more use out of your pound than the average person.

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  8. They look amazing! Were there fights about which combo which boy would wear?! PS please write about your magazine feature as I don’t get it anymore! I’m guessing it’s a Minerva make?

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