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Britches for Boys and Dresses for Africa

Use these simple instructions to transform a T-shirt into comfortable knit shorts for boys in Africa. Please use a new or “like-new” T-shirt for this project. Mail completed shorts to Britches for Boys, c/o Nancy's Notions, 333 Beichl Ave., Beaver Dam WI 53916-0683. We'll ship them to their destination.

Supplies:
Adult sized T-shirt
   -   Small T-shirt makes size 4 – 6 shorts
   -   Medium T-shirt makes size 8 – 10 shorts
   -   Large T-shirt makes size 12 – 14 shorts
Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
Matching all-purpose thread
1 yard drawcord elastic
Stretch Needle, size 75/11
Optional: Twin Stretch Needle, size 4.00 mm/75
Optional: Fray Check
Optional: 1-1/2 yard cotton cording

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1-1/4
# PD9328W
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Built-in drawcord on elastic base
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FRAY CHECK 2 PKG
# SF2
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Prevent fraying and secure thread ends
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5 SIZE 75/11 KLASSE STRETCH NEEDLES
# A6-12075
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Don't stress over skipped stitches when sewing fabrics that stretch
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4.0 MM SIZE 75 KLASSE TWIN STRETCH NEEDLE
# A6-15640
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Finish knit fashions with professional looking hems
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45 MM OLFA ERGO ROTARY CUTTER
# RTY-2EG
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Comfortable—even for long cutting sessions
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Olfa Cutting Mat 12 x 18
# RM-CG
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Markings extend to mat edge
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5 PACK OLFA 45 MM REPLACEMENT BLADES
# RB45-5
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Keep a supply of sharp 45 mm rotary blades on hand so you always get accurate even cuts. Cleanly cut fabric into straight strips and blocks—no jagged edges or missed cuts.
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OMNIGRIP NON SLIP RULER 3-1/2 INCH SQUARE
# OGRN35
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Make quick measurements
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