T-shirt reconstruction can range from simple to complex, and working with reclaimed tees can come with its own challenges. These are some handy tips to make it easier!
We love a good t-shirt reconstruction craft, so you know we also loved this guide that Beth Byrge contributed to Sew Mama Sew. Beth walks you through 10 crucial steps to reconstructing an old t-shirt. She goes into everything from choosing the right pattern to choosing the right needle to understanding the fabric. It’s an awesome resource!
We’ve got the list of tips below, and I hope that you’ll head over to Sew Mama Sew where Beth has outlined each one with lots of helpful detail!
1. Choose the right sewing pattern.
2. Fit the shoulders.
3. Don’t force the fabric.
4. Understand ease.
5. Use a rotary cutter.
6. Use a ballpoint needle.
7. Test different stitches.
8. Use a stabilizer.
9. Memorize the order of construction.
10. Use steam.
Whether you’re new to sewing or have been making your own t-shirt reconstruction projects for ages, I highly recommend checking out the fleshed out list at Sew Mama Sew. It includes a bonus tip that we didn’t list here!