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How To Make Clothing For Mens Shirts

Published at 03/28/2012 02:12:39


There are a lot of shirts on the market. There are shirts for babies, for children, for teens, women, and men. Making shirts is actually just easy if you know the basics. So instead of buying one, you can do it yourself. 

Step 1

The first thing that you should do is to prepare all the materials needed for making men's clothing shirts. You will need needles, thread, measuring tape, scissors, straight pins, and your sewing machine. You would also need to purchase the fabric that you would use for making men's clothing shirts.

Step 2

Get the body measurements of the person or people that you’re going to make men's clothing shirts for. Measure their bust size, neck circumference, inseam, arm length, arm circumference, shoulder width, waist, hips, and the length of their upper torso. Make proper adjustments for each length, adding few inches for all the measurements taken. Men's clothing shirts are meant to be loose, not fitted unless you want to make a body-hugging shirt.

If you want to just make the standard sizes for men's clothing shirts, get all the standard sizes of shirts and measure them. Make sure to make adjustments by adding at least an inch or two for all the measurement to make space for the parts to be sewn.

Step 3

In making men's clothing shirts, you have to make the outline of the shirts first before you cut the fabric. With the measurements taken, do the outline of the shirt on the fabric. Make sure to use pencil or something that is washable. You would need to do the outline of the parts of the shirts separately since you will be sewing them separately at first and will be assembling the parts after. So you have to make a separate outline for the front and back part of the shirt, then the neckline, and the sleeves. Also make sure to label the part appropriately so that there won’t be any mix up when you assemble the parts together.

Step 4

After you have outlined the shirts based on their proper measurements, the next step in making men's clothing shirts is the cutting. Now that you have already drawn the outline, you can now cut the fabric using a pair of sharp scissors. When you've already finished cutting, you can now assemble the front and back part of the shirt by pinning them together first before you sew them. The pins will serve as a guide so that you will be sewing the fabrics properly.

Step 5

The last step in making mens clothing shirts is sewing. Using your sewing machine, sew the parts of the shirts, then assemble and sew them together after. Make sure you know how to operate the sewing machine first. If not, ask for assistance from someone who knows how to use it. You can also opt not to use the sewing machine if you like. If you know basic hand sewing, you can sew the shirts manually by using your thread and needle.

Tips and comments

Men's shirts can be very hard to find when you have something specific in mind. It takes a lot of time and walking from store to store. 

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