Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

25 July 2012

How to wear free XL shirts that are piling up

As a recent graduate of college, and one who stockpiled the many free XL shirts that were given away at sporting events, club events, blood drives, etc., I have about 2 crates full of XL shirts that I wear to bed because there is no where else to wear them!  I seriously have not ONE college tshirt that is actually my size.

There's a fun way to make the shirts you actually like wearable, whether they're too small, too large, or have been damaged by washing or yellow pit stains!  All you have to do is:

  1. Cut out the logo, leaving a good inch around the border.
  2. Cut closer to the shirt's design, making it a more precise cut.
  3. Go to Walmart, Target, or any other store and buy a cheap shirt (one made of the same material) that would match.
  4. Wash the shirt in case it decides to shrink.
  5. Pin the logo onto the shirt, making sure it is straight and centered.
  6. Sew, by hand or machine, the logo onto the shirt.

And you have a shirt that fits, with a logo you like, and that no one else will have!  It takes less than 30 minutes.