When I was growing up, I was the little kid in my family. I had a big brother and older cousins, so a lot of the clothes I wore were hand-me-downs from them. I remember thinking I was pretty cool showing up to school in my brother’s old Indians jersey and my older cousin’s acid-washed denim skirt and freshly laundered Keds. But sometimes getting passed by for new clothes really got me down.
Hand-me-downs really aren’t that bad, and they really are the best way to go from a practical standpoint. But why not make the younger child in your family feel a little more special by turning a couple of hand-me-downs into a brand spankin’ new dress that they’re the first to wear?
This DIY takes under ten minutes to achieve, and all you need is some thread, a sewing machine (or a friend with one you can borrow!), fabric scissors, and two old shirts – one your kiddo’s size, and one larger.
For another hand-me-down DIY, check out this post: No-Sew Word T-Shirt DIY for Kids (or Moms!)
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