Shortening A Knit Shirt

Can someone give me some information on how to shorten a knit shirt without stretching? Thank you.


April 22, 20080 found this helpful

I'm a quilter. I don't do clothes or spell well.

I thought maybe run a single, same color thread

very loosely, around, inch above, inside skirt

then lightly press it with iron? Just an idea.

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April 23, 20080 found this helpful

Try taking the skirt up at the waist. That way the hem will stay the same.

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April 24, 20080 found this helpful

Put shirt on inside out. Pin up to the desired length. Don't cut off excess material yet. Use a double needle on sewing machine. Turn shirt right side out. You can use scotch tape on your sewing machine to mark the depth of the hem. Just keep the edge of the hem against the tape as you sew and you will have an even hem. After you have sewn the hem turn shirt inside out and carefully trim excess material away from the stitching. This looks very nice and professional-no puckering.

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April 24, 20080 found this helpful

The best way to shorten your skirt would be from the waist. No need to touch the hem at all. Hope this helps.

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April 24, 20080 found this helpful

Is it a SKIRT or SHIRT? There seems to be a discrepancy, but I would do both the same unless you have alot to cut off. Just turn under desired amount and handstitch with small stitches. If you need to cut some. hand or machine stitch close to wear you need to cut.

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April 28, 20080 found this helpful

If you go to "About Sewing" you can ask Debbie Colgrove. She's really knowledgeable about anything to do with sewing. GOOD LUCK.

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