Shirts 2.0!

There are so many cute shirts from the ALL SHIRTS no shoes swap! I’m overwhelmed…seriously, I couldn’t fit them in one picture!!


I secretly want to keep them all! But instead I’m packaging them up and they’re spiriting around the world to their new homes! I received almost 200 shirts!!


Since round one was such a success, we are doing version 2.0!! Same rules. New deadline.


Here are the rules.
1. You will get back the same amount of shirts that you mail in. You can make five or five hundred. All the same fabric or different:)
2. Ship your shirts to me by June 15. If you’re international, try to ship sooner:) Once you sign up, I’ll email you my address.
3. All shirts must come from a SMOKE FREE home.
4. You must include return postage. Please send a self addressed stamped envelope; it’s much easier for me.
5. If you’re international, I will send a PayPal request for return postage.
6. When you mail your package, please attach a notecard to the inside of a gallon bag as shown. It should have the following info:
A. Your Name
B. Your Mailing Address
C. Your Email
D. How many shirts you sent.
E. Any special requests you have for the shirts you get back. (“I hate orange.” “Anything is great!” “No florals please.” “Masculine prints only.” “Love pink!”) I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to adhere to this, but I’ll try!!


7. There is a Flickr group to show off your shirts! Although in the first round, most of the activity was on Instagram with the #allshirtsswap tag.

A few details about the sewing!
1. Background is white or cream. It can be anything that fits in this family, but it must be quilt shop quality (Robert Kaufman Kona, Moda Bella, FreeSpirit Solids). Robert Kaufman Kona from Joann is acceptable too! (Robert Kaufman has confirmed that if it says Robert Kaufman Kona, it is the same.) It should be solid; no tone on tones or prints. Carolyn’s white on white crosshatch is also a go!


2. The shirt fabric is up to you! Use modern fun fabrics. No batiks or civil war prints please!


3. Remember to use a shorter stitch length and quality neutral thread. I use Aurifil, but it’s up to you. (Aurifil is pretty awesome though.) Make sure your seams are 1/4″!


4. Leave on your paper! And sign the back with your name, blog (if applicable) and location.


5. The finished shirts measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ so make sure that you copy your patterns at 100%. Make sure the full 1/4″ is around the outside edge.


Are you in?! SIGN UP here! Signing up is not a commitment to send shirts; it is the list that I will send my address to:)

And for those of you that need the pattern, just send an email to info at carolynfriedlander dot com to order it. She’ll happily ship internationally and is offering free shipping!

Want a button?! Here you go! Spread the word! Invite your friends!!


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Here are a few more highlights from round 1! Check out this AWESOME pic from Susan!! I love it!!!


I’m off to make shirts! This is going to be epic…again!

xo LC

28 thoughts on “Shirts 2.0!

  1. How wonderful that you are doing a second round, I went away on a sewing weekend and after finishing 2 ‘must-do’ projects got another 3 shirts made. I’m hoping to sew a couple each week, rather than loads in one go! Thanks for organising.

  2. You received some adorable shirts Lee – I didn’t join in round one due to other deadlines but hope to make some for round 2 – thanks for doing another round :)

  3. oops I ripped the paper off the back. is this a problem? I only made two so far, so I could just keep them and sent off some more with paper!

  4. I am really looking forward to this swap! So fun! I am also having trouble putting the button on my blog. Instead of a button I get a link, which goes to your blog, but not the post about the swap. Help please- I’d love to add it! ;)

  5. I just came upon your blog after reading Samantha Lindgren’s A Gathering of Stitches.What a sweet pattern and idea! I would love to receive the pattern and any information about your next round. It’s so inspiring to see how stitching brings creative minds together to form a lovely community. Thank you.

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