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How to Turn a Men's Shirt into a Toddler Skirt

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Sewing with Ani Slattery
Sewing with Ani Slattery
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A few notes and tips:
- I used a medium size golf shirt which gave me a final skirt length of 14.5"
- You can use a different type of shirt but I recommend one that is knit (stretchy like a T-shirt or polo) otherwise the edge you cut will fray if not finished properly
- I used a 3/4" wide elastic for this. You can use one that is wider but it would be best not to go narrower
- When sewing the gap after the elastic is inserted, you might have to stretch it while you sew so the fabric doesn't bunch up
- This can all be done without a sewing machine! It took me 15 minutes, but it may take an hour or so if sewing by hand

I hope this makes sense, let me know if you try it and if you have any questions! I'd be happy to help troubleshoot if you get stuck, just message me.

May the Lord reward your works
Ani Slattery


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Our family has felt a strong call to pursue traditional skills that have been lost in the modern world, and we want to share it with others as much as the Lord will allow. My husband does carpentry, animal husbandry, butchery, writing and publishing. Find his channel here: https://spiritustv.com/@Traditional_Skills

I share traditional handiworks such as sewing and embroidery and I also have a little shop where I sell some of my handmade goods such as aprons, head coverings, embroidered neckties, Catholic embroidery kits and rosary pouches. Or you can follow me on Instagram to see my past or current works.

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JMan1 27 days ago

Love your creativity and repurposing!

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TSheld72 3 months ago

Ah, If only I would have thought of something like this when my children where young. Looks especially simple and very cost effective.

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Sewing with Ani Slattery

Husbands' old clothing and old bedsheets are the best for proving free fabric to work with! Ive got another one you might like where I take a strip of fabric from a bedsheet and add it to a top to turn it into a dress (works for children and adults too!)

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Traditional Skills With Nathaniel Slattery

Beautiful work!

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Sewing with Ani Slattery

Thank you for sacrificing your shirt for my sewing experiments

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