DIY ruffle shirt tutorial

diy ruffle shirt

Remember the cute shirt I made my daughter a while ago? Here is the step by step tutorial!


The supplies you need for this project are: a sewing machine, scissors, and two matching t-shirts.

First, cut neck and sleeves as in the above photo



Sew a loose, straight stitch on the top half of sleeves (the part that will be seen when the wearer's arms are down), about 1/2 inch from the recently-cut edge of both sleeves.


pull thread from both ends to gather sleeve


Sew gathers in place (by sewing over the entire length of the previous stitch with a nice, tight straight stitch...be sure to back-stitch the ends so it doesn't unravel).


Cut a long strip from the middle of the second t-shirt


Sew a loose, straight stitch down middle of the strip


Pull thread to gather and ruffle


Pin the ruffle to the front of the shirt in a random pattern. Sew along the middle of ruffle to attach it to the shirt.



Create small pleats along one side of the neck line and pin, then sew pleats in place.


Voila! Here is the finished ruffle shirt!

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