Monday, September 1, 2014

Lycra T-Shirt made with Serger.

I needed  a quick project to satisfy my need to sew and have a usable item in a matter of hours.  A t-shirt for Joe would be the perfect thing.

I used Sew-Knit-N-Stretch #309 for the pattern and some material from my stash.  I have made this pattern before, but it has been two years.  I decided to use my serger after I read I could serge stretch-knits.  I am not sure if this material is lycra. This worked out great.  It made a beautiful edge and a nice t-shirt.

I looked at my old blog pages to see what size I made for Joe last time.   Good thing I have this blog for my sewing-diary.  I actually made him an extra-large and noted how small the pattern runs. Since he usually wears a medium or large depending on the pattern.

After serging, I sewed the edges with a flexi-stitch using my sewing machine to reinforce the seams.  The seams look professional.

  I used a twin needle for the hem.  It gives it a nice touch.

So many things to see



I purchased a huge quantity of material that would be perfect for shirts, lounge wear, and boxer-shorts at the thrift store yesterday.  It has an Egyptian theme.  Pillars, pyramids, and Sphinxs.   Fourteen yards by fifty-eight inches of a light weight broadcloth for $1.50 is the best deal ever.

I wonder if a shirt of this material would go well with my Vogue jacket?  I have many ideas for projects, but the first project will be a McCalls 6613 shirt.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Great fit on the shirt and the color is ... wow! Very nicely done. I haven't attempted to use my serger and something like this looks do-able.

    Fourteen yards for $1.50? What??

  2. The store wanted this shirt to put on their mannequin. Think I will wear, as soft and comfortable. Now awaiting shirts and matching shorts with the Egyptian design!

  3. WOW, what a great find all that fabric at the thrift, WOO HOO. Looking forward to see what you make with it all. I love thrift stores. The shirt came out great!

  4. Great t-shirt, love the bright, vivid colours, can't believe the deal you got, that would never happen over here in the UK unless the store is closing down!

  5. What a great result. I'd like to see this T-shirt pattern with a "V" neck, too. I'd want boxers made with the Egyptian fabric. You have enough to wall paper a powder room.