Wardrobe Basics :: Sewing a T Shirt

So I’m continuing on with my sewing basics….earlier this week it was a tee for Sweet Pea, and now a few t shirts for me!  I’m on the fence weather I like sewing t shirts for me.  I can pick them up much more inexpensively at the store, and it definitely is a lot faster to buy a shirt.  But there is something great about making your own clothes!  I wear my clothes with a little more confidence and pride when I have spent my time sewing them!  Is that just me?

sewing a striped tee

sewing a striped tee

sewing a striped tee So I have been in need of some t shirts.  I had this great t shirt that was my favorite.  It was slightly loose (so I could eat a huge meal and not show it) but kind of slim so that I still looked pulled together.  That shirt is sadly gone, full of stains and holes.  Instead of throwing it out, though, I cut it along the seam lines and now use it as a pattern to make my tees!  Super simple.

sewing a striped tee

sewing a striped tee This time I sewed up two shirts…one in a great blue striped fabric (leftover from this peplum), and some more sheet (I have tons of yardage left over from this maxi dress).

sew t shirt from knit sheet

sew t shirt from knit sheet

sew t shirt from knit sheet

sew t shirt from knit sheet

So do you ever sew your wardrobe basics….like t shirts?

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  • Renee

    That’s a pretty perfect fitting tee! I feel the same about sewing versus just buying cheap ones. but at the same time tees are quicker to sew than dresses so sometimes I sew a bunch to feel accomplished during sewing slumps 🙂

    • Teresa

      Thanks Renee! It is nice to have a quick, easy sew!

  • Great looking tees! I don’t really sew for myself, but I think once some more of this baby weight comes off I’ll start!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Tasha….you definitely should sew for yourself! I loved that tee you made from Imagine Gnats pattern!

  • I really like the banded sleeves on the gray one:)

    • Teresa

      Thanks Amy…that banded sleeve hem is becoming one of my favorite ways to finish a sleeve!

  • Amazing! I can’t imagine sewing a t-shirt! I was happy to get a B in Home Ec in high school:) The fit you perfect!
    xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

    • Teresa

      I wish we had home ec when I was in high school!

  • These are so great, I definitely want to sew some more basic tees! I like the stripes especially, it is so chic and flattering on you!

    • Teresa

      The stripes is definitely my favorite too!

  • The tees look great! I feel the same way when I wear clothes I’ve sewn for myself…stand a little taller and feel a little more confident.:)

    • Teresa

      I love that my wardrobe is filling up more and more with me made items!

  • Sewing up basics is a good idea! The closest thing to a basic that I have made is a jersey robe. I love how you put the cuff on the grey tee!

    • Teresa

      Ooh…a jersey robe would be great to have. I bet that used up a lot of material!

  • Love the fit on these! I had a hard time sewing basics for myself for all the same reasons- but I find the more things I sew for myself that are in normal rotation the more I really like to have things I made myself!

    • Teresa

      I agree…it’s kind of fun to wear me made items!

  • Two other great tees 🙂 The stripes are matched perfectly, and I love the bands on the gray tee 🙂 Looking at all the gorgeousness your are making I am this close to start sewing for myself!

    • Teresa

      Oh Jenya…I so hope you do! The things you sew for your Little Monkey are amazing….you would do so great at sewing for yourself!

  • These look great! And you are right, there’s always the tension between being able to buys something for way cheaper and the pride felt in making it. Nice job.

    • Teresa

      For now, I’m happy either sewing up my own shirts or finding a few thrifted treasures! That may change though 🙂

  • You should definitely not be on the fence about sewing your own t’s. The fit on those are just awesome. It is so hard finding t’s with a consistent fit.

    Well done!!
    Ramona

    • Teresa

      Thanks Ramona…these shirts have been in heavy rotation! I’ve been wearing them a lot lately!

  • Love the tees! I’m all about basics, and am smitten with both the stripes and grey. That is one perfect fitting t-shirt pattern!

    • Teresa

      Aww…thanks! I’m hoping to make a tutorial / free pattern out of this tee.

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