Baseball Tee

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have a really cool job.

Last week, it gave me the opportunity to work with communications folks at both Major League Baseball and the Kansas City Royals to host an Opening Day event on our campus. It was, shall we say, a homerun.

Opening Day baseball shirt

A big part of events like this is swag, and I went home with this super soft opening day t-shirt. I love a good t-shirt, and own many, but as much as I love baseball, I don’t think I’d ever wear a generic, dated “Opening Day” shirt.

In my youth, I had a lot of fun taking t-shirts in and zhuzhing them up a bit, both in the making and the wearing. Having this tee lying around opened those flood gates, and I decided this needed a little lace flair. Baseball laces, I mean.

cut up baseball shirt

I started with cutting out the sleeves, neckline, and bottom hem. I wanted to add these “laces” to the top and sides of the shirt, so I folded each seam up just less than 1″ and cut some tiny, tiny holes (they will stretch out!) every 1 1/2″ for the side seams and every 3/4″ for the top seam.

measuring out holes for baseball tee

Then I took some (now discontinued) Lion Brand Fettuccini t-shirt yarn I had in my stash and laced them up! I started coming through from the back, and crossing the strands much like you would a shoelace. Then, also like a shoelace, finished off each seam with a bow.

I did cinch up the bottom ones quite a bit, because every t-shirt in existence is too long for my non-existent torso. I m looking forward to sporting this tee at outdoor events this summer!

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