How to Sew a Ruffly-Top Tee

How to Sew a Ruffly-Top Tee

I've been tempted to use one of my favorite tees as a pattern to make more tees for YEARS, but I've always been skeptical about the finish--especially around the neckline. A botched hem-job around the sleeves and bottom wouldn't be as obvious as the one that frames your face.This project, however, from Make it and Love it solves that problem: They hide the hem at the neckline with a ruffle. Clever, huh? Here's what you'll need to give one a try:

  • paper, either one large piece (like butcher paper) or several smaller sheets taped together
  • a favorite tee
  • knit fabric, enough to replicate your favorite tee
  • sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc
  • this tute from Make it and Love it, which I do!

P.S. Make sure you read Ashley's hints about sewing knits at the bottom of the post.


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