I thought this might be a little too much of a common sense idea to post a tutorial. But I posted something about changing my kids shirts to t-shirts on Facebook, and lo and behold, someone actually sent me a personal message asking me how to do it.
So, for those wondering. Here we go. :)
Step One: Gather Materials.
Long Sleeve Shirt? Check.
Strait Edge? Check.
Matching Thread? Check.
Marker? Check - but out of the picture, because they are kept out of the reach of children at almost all cost.
Step Two: Fold shirt in half, taking care to line up the seams. Lay flat on the cutting mat.
Step Three: Decide your sleeve length. I like to cut about 4 inches from the shoulder for my 4 years old's shirts and about 3 for my daughters.
Step Four: Take your strait edge and marker and draw a line where you will be cutting the sleeve.
Step Five: Put the marker back into hiding.
Step Six: Cut the Shirt. On the line.
Step Seven: Hem the shirt. Because its a cotton jersey - a knit - you don't have to hide the seam (by folding twice). You can just fold it under and sew a hem on the sleeve.
Step Eight: Repeat on other side.
Enjoy Spring & Summer!