Repurposed T-shirts

My boys are in need of a few more pajama tops. So instead of buying new ones, I went through my own cupboard to source any of my t-shirts that I don’t wear anymore. I found a few, here are just some:


I used the 90 minute shirt tutorial from MADE plus some knit jersey from my fabric stash.

My first try was more like 190 minutes as it took a while to get the tension right on my sewing machine, as I used the elastic stitch. In the end I got there, granted the neckline binding was narrower than original measurement as I had to trim off the mangled bit from my earlier un-stitching errors.

Then I made a light marle grey raglan T and also attached my home made label on the bottom. I also made a raglan white and mustard T this morning.


Here’s Zach modelling 2 of them for me.


The boys are also in need of a few more PJ bottoms, so I tried this One Size Fits Many PJ Pants pattern From an Igloo.

However, I didn’t use jersey knit fabric (big boo-boo) as those fabric stash I am saving for my Rope Necklace Scarves, but I did have new flannelette bedtime fabrics I bought from the Lincraft sale last week.

Because the flannelette doesn’t have any give in its stretch, the pants fitted Josh but the legs were like skinny jeans – I don’t think it would be comfortable if he sits down in them.

So instead of discarding them, I just added extra fabric on the side to make the pants wider. Here’s how it turned own.


Now atleast one of the boys has a new/repurposed PJs.



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