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.
some additional frugal tips to save money on
- 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.