Ruffled Shirt Hem

Ruffled Shirt Hem

Add a girly touch to your favorite plain t-shirt by creating a Ruffled Shirt Hem from Candace Jedrowicz. Use the stretch and sew technique for this t-shirt transformation. Who knows, you might end up adding a fun hem to all of your old, boring t-shirts.

Ruffled Shirt Hem


  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • T-Shirt


  1. I wanted to take off several inches, so I put the bottom of the uncut shirt on the sewing machine.You can mark the length if you want.Set your machine on a stretch stitch, medium tension with stitches close together.

    Ruffled Shirt Hem
  2. Stitch while stretching the fabric from both sides. I stitched in a wavy back and forth motion to create a slightly varied ruffle.

    Ruffle Shirt Hem
  3. Trim off the bottom of the shirt close to the stitching.

    Ruffled Shirt Hem
  4. Here is the finished edge.

    Ruffled Shirt Hem


For aq comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Ruffle Hem on a T Shirt.

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