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Shirts: Alterations
 
 

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Save money on shirts with worn out cuffs or collars  by sewing and altering them.  Use a seam ripper to remove the cuff or collar from the garment.  Then turn it around, and reattach it to the garment. 

 

If you don't have the sewing ability to do it yourself, compare the cost of a tailor or seamstress to the cost of buying a new shirt.  You may find it is more thrift friendly to alter the shirt.

 

You can also think about replacing the fabric on these parts of the shirt.  When you take them off, you will have the old pieces to use as a pattern.  It is not difficult for a seamstress.   Use a little creativity, add a monogram, and make your own frugal, custom shirt.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on shirts.

 

-  If the bottom part of a long sleeve shirt is damaged, you can alter the shirt so that it has short sleeves.
 
- If the cuff of a long sleeve shirt is tight and difficult to button,  remove the buttons and sew them closer to the edge of the fabric.  This also works for buttons that run down the front of the shirt. 
 
- If shirt sleeves are too long, remove the cuff, cut off some of the sleeve, and reattach the cuff.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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