This is the simplest way to add a little something to your basic tee. If you can cut and sew in a straight line, you’re already half way there!
1. Grab two tee’s of the same make and size. It might help to pre-wash them too, just to get any shrinking issues out of the way.
2. Place one shirt on top of the other, and pin them together under both arms and at the top of the shoulders.
3. With the shirts pinned together and laying flat, pin a straight line from one side of the shirts to the other. My line is about 4cm under the seam of each arm. Doing this means you can cut both shirts in the same place, at the same time. Cut along the pinned line, through both shirts.
Pin a straight line…
… and cut through both shirts
4. Grab the top of one shirt and turn it inside out. Get the bottom of the other colour shirt and slip it inside the top, and pin it together. The right sides of both pieces should be facing each other, and don’t forget to pin the side seams together to get a really professional finish. Use as many pins as you feel necessary.
Pin side seams together…
… then pin the rest of the shirt
5. Run the raw edge through your sewing machine using a medium to long zigzag stitch. My machine is in dire need of a service, and we had a few disagreements along the way, but we got there in the end.
6. Press the seam down and you’re all done!
There you have it! Two colour-block tee’s that look great with jeans or a cute skirt. If you feel a little weird having two tee’s that are almost twins, why not gift one to a friend! This is seriously so simple, and took around half an hour. Why not give it a go, I’d love to know how yours turn out.