long sleeves on t shirt

I was putting away laundry in my daughter’s dresser and found her preschool t-shirt. I can’t remember the last time it was warm enough to wear short sleeves. I don’t think it’s even been worn once. I decided to add some long sleeves so she can wear it before she outgrows it.

(I know what you are thinking. Why not just layer it over a long sleeve shirt and save yourself the trouble? Well, not only does my daughter dislike wearing sweaters, she doesn’t like to layer shirts, either.)

I used a size 4-5 T sleeve to make the pattern and figured I’ll just roll them up for now. Maybe next fall, I can use them on a different shirt. Look at that beautifully serged seam. Don’t you just love it?

long sleeves on t shirt

recycle: I used the body of one of my old t-shirts to make the sleeves. I was going to post a tutorial, but this seems easy enough. What do you think?

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4 Responses to wardrobe refasion: adding long sleeves to a t-shirt

  1. Kelly says:

    Cute! Did you sew it to the sleeve hem or up at the sleeve seam allowance?

    I love using t-shirts to make sleeves. They’re already hemmed. Easy Peasy!

    (gorgeous serged seams, btw)

  2. Charity says:

    This is a great idea – I also have a daughter who’s not into layering. I’ll have to remember this…

  3. Anna says:

    great job, love it! I wish I had more clothes to recycle!

  4. Marie Grace says:

    I just recently discovered the joys of recycling cotton jersey. I’ve made big shirts into little shirts, boy shirts into girls shirts, and have plans for some comfy summer skirts!

    Adding love sleeves to short sleeves will be a hit here as my youngest loves the laying thing :-)