How-to: Alter a Kid’s Sports Uniform So That it Actually Fits

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Little kids look super-cute playing their summer team sport of choice. And the littler the little kid is, the cuter it all is… except, of course, when the kids are so little that their uniforms don’t actually fit them right.

My daughter’s softball team of four-to-seven-year-olds all wear an X-Small uniform, and still those knee socks, sleeveless shirts, and athletic shorts utterly swamp them. At our first game, my kid’s knee socks went up to her thighs, her shirt went down to her knees, and those shorts, cinched tight with a drawstring, billowed out around her when she ran.

And she’s one of the older kids on her team!

Knowing how to sew means that you don’t have to make do with something that doesn’t fit and is uncomfortable to wear. Here are the easy ways to fix the three most common areas of ill-fitting kid uniforms–and one of them doesn’t even REQUIRE sewing!

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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