June 11 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Sascha, Piccoli Piselli

Kids’ clothes count in our Make It, Wear It! Challenge, and they’re so fun and rewarding to make!

Pattern: 90 Minute Shirt Tutorial

You can learn more about these shirts on Sascha’s blog. Sascha writes to us, “I obviously was inspired by the 90 minute shirt tutorial by Dana of MADE… I used some recycled knits from old t-shirts as well as new fabric. I used freezer paper stencil for the graphic. I found the image on Font Space as a free download. The font is called Efon. I get the most hits from this shirt on my blog than any other garment I’ve made. It is especially popular among my European visitors. The image seems to have a universal appeal.

I kind of have joked about the 90 minute shirt becoming the 30/30 for me. Thirty minutes to cut it out because I hate cutting very much and 30 minutes to sew. I’ve made about 10 now and the one area that has really improved is the neckline top stitching. I love making them and have made them in short sleeves and am now working on a couple of rompers (with snap closure in the crotch) along with the lap tee shoulder. What I joke about a lot on my blog is that I am impatient and quite a procrastinator so simple projects like these give a lot of satisfaction. Since I started making these I have found a new motivation for sewing and have been trying to dress my third child (10 month old Vincenzo) almost exclusively in handmade garments. What a great feeling.”

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75 Responses to June 11 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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  2. Kelly says:

    Those are DARLING! I love seeing cute handmade stuff for BOYS! (My girl won’t let me sew for her) LOL!

  3. Jenny says:

    /those are so sweet!

  4. Sandra says:

    I am in serious love with Sascha’s blog–endless inspiration but also just a treat to read! Her posts keep me smiling. And her addiction to Dana’s 90 min shirt is contagious. I’ve been making some lately and agree that they are awesome!!

  5. Kelli says:

    This has been on my list…thanks for the inspiration to get cracking!

  6. Emily says:

    i love these shirts! i’ve seen that pattern on MADE, i really need to try it!

  7. Sam says:

    These are so cute! I can’t wait to make them for my cousin’s little boy!

  8. Trish says:

    Well done you for dressing your child in mostly handmade clothes! Fantastic! 😉 x

  9. amy says:

    sooooooo cute!

  10. Tracey says:

    I love this pattern and have been looking at it for a long time, wondering if i could figure out how to make it in my size!!! ha ha

  11. Marci Girl says:

    Wow, so cute and I love the idea of using recycled t-shirts to make your child clothing! Great idea!

  12. Shelly says:

    I’ve seen so many cute 90-minute shirts, I really feel like I’ve been missing out. Thanks for more inspiration -maybe it’ll be the kick-in-the-pants I need!

  13. Nicole Lamb says:

    I love, love, love Made and anything Dana puts on her blog!

  14. alisha says:

    These look fantastic. I love the trolley stencil.

  15. ~Helena~ says:

    Super cute.

  16. michele says:

    those are 2 cute!

  17. Trish B. says:

    I will be by your blog soon… I promise.

  18. Kelli says:

    The freezer paper stencil really makes these special.

  19. Michelle P says:

    I love these!

  20. Joke says:

    That tutorial is going in my bookmarks! Really cute shirts 🙂

  21. Lisa Morse says:

    I am thrilled. I just finished a darling summer dress and I’ll post it on flickr. I have a feeling I’m going to win- 🙂 Fun Challenge-Thanks. Lisa

  22. Annabel says:

    Oh, these look lovely for my little boy!

  23. krissa says:

    Super cute. I really need to try this!

  24. Mama Lusco says:

    The graphic is great!

  25. katevet says:

    I lovev it! will be making one (or more!) soon.

  26. Rochelle says:

    I’ve bookmarked this for this weekend’s sewing!

  27. DebbieKL says:

    Great detailed tutorial! I’d love to make some Ts for my son.

  28. Ginger says:

    nice shirts!

  29. Betsy M says:

    Love those! I have a baby on the way in Sept. and these would be perfect!

  30. Meghan says:

    I’m on the lookout for baby clothes ideas, thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Ramona says:

    I love these shirts. When my kids were little, I made most of their clothes. It was so fun.

  32. Laurel says:


  33. Katie B says:

    So cute! I need to make my son a shirt for his birthday.

  34. Jen L says:

    love the graphic!

  35. omama says:

    I’m feeling very inspired! I need some quick projects & have a few knit fabrics that could get used up. Maybe with my mom visiting this weekend I will get around to it.

  36. sy says:

    these are so cute 😀 i love kid’s clothing.

  37. K says:

    Wow! I really like these. I may try them for my boy…Thanks for the tutorial…;o)

  38. Amber F. says:

    Those look great! This shirt is on my “to sew” list, and I love the idea of a stencil on the front!!

  39. madeleine says:

    cute shirts!

  40. Vida says:

    These are adorable and the edging makes them stand out a bit.

  41. Wendy says:

    This looks wonderful! Impressed that she’s trying to handmake all of her son’s clothes–that’s something I’ve been pondering lately!

  42. Serena says:

    SO cute!

  43. Addy says:

    This looks like fun! Thanks!

  44. Marcia W. says:

    Unique approach with freezer paper and wonderful results.

  45. Heidi says:

    This blog is such a treat during baby’s afternoon nap 🙂

  46. JJ says:

    I keep meaning to make one of these and she has inspired me to just do it!

  47. Marjorie says:

    Wonderful work on the 90 minute shirts! I love the fun stencil design on that first shirt and making all your clothes for your littlest one, what an awesome endevour! You go girl 😉

  48. Liz says:

    How cute!!

  49. Caroline says:


  50. kate says:

    Oooh, I want to try this! I love making clothes for babies/kids precisely because they come together so quickly (usually!).

  51. Tina C. says:

    Love this shirt. must do it, since i’ve had it bookmarked for a year or so!!

  52. Jane says:

    Thanks for the easy tutorial. I see PJ’s in the future.

  53. Doris says:

    That a nice tutorial. I can see why these would be addicting!

  54. Erin R says:

    Great tutorial. I have a 2 year old daughter and love to make things for her. She goes through clothes so fast!

  55. Melissa says:

    I’ve been meaning to make these for a while now. Love the graphic details and fabric/colour choices!

  56. Nicole says:

    I love how doable these seem! And, I agree, it is so very satisfying to clothe our children in handmade garments! Have a lovely weekend!

  57. MamaBee says:

    Oooooh! I want to try these! Now if I can just get moved and set up my sewing space again… *sigh*

  58. Faith says:

    I thought that was Dana’s pattern. Cute!

  59. Kaylin says:

    I have yet to try the 90 minute shirt tutorial, but I’m dying to! I like quick projects like this so I need to get my butt in gear!

  60. Jennifer S. says:

    Thanks for highlighting these shirts – my boys have big heads which makes them cute, but hard to fit shirts on without screams, I need to whip some of these up to make mornings more pleasant…

  61. 4vs1 says:

    These are great! There are so many great baby projects out there. I am so eager to try so many of them!!!

  62. qsogirl says:

    oh my word, these are so cute! I’m definitely bookmarking these tutorials!!

  63. Julie says:

    I love these shirts and made a few for my son and plan on making some out of a baby waffle thermal I got recently for the new baby.

  64. Cat says:

    Those shirts are so super cute. I am a bit afraid of working with knits though . . . I think I need to take a class.

  65. Chris says:

    I recognized Dana’s pattern. Sascha did such a great job. I’m too chicken to tackle knit much…my machine just seems to ruffle up the seams too much. Someday when I save up for a serger!

  66. Lauree Myler says:

    wish i had a boy that was younger. these look great. thanks for the idea.

  67. Kate says:

    I LOVE this tutorial – last weekend I picked out some of my old “band” shirts and set them aside with the intention of sewing them up this weekend for my son!

  68. Rebecca says:

    cute tees.

  69. Michele says:

    This has been on my to do list for a while now, I adore reading Made!

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  71. Krystina says:

    These are SO cute! I love the graphic, it really makes the shirt.

  72. Jackiw says:

    I love these kids shirts-especially because they look like something I could make

  73. jessica says:

    So cute!! I love how she did the binding. <3 I've never thought to do it that way. I love love love the argyle one on her blog. I saw that one and my heart skipped a beat. Thanks for sharing!

  74. Bonnie C says:

    I was just looking for something exactly like this for my 8 month old! She needs summer jammies and I really want two pieces. I will be book marking that tutorial! Thanks 🙂

  75. Layla says:

    wow, Sascha, thank you so much for that lead on the font. I love those graphics! I’ve yet to try the freezer paper method but I totally want to, soon…ish

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