How To Turn An Old Polo Into A Kid’s Cheer Skirt & Applique

With another season of sports upon us (Big Bro in flag football and Li’l Bro in t-ball this spring), it’s time to whip up another little cheer outfit for Sis!

01 tee ball lil bro

Gotta cheer on the boys, right? Li’l Bro is on the Cubs team, and his uniform colors are royal blue and red.

01 old polo to new cheer uniform

So as I was sorting out Li’l Bro’s outgrown clothes, it occurred to me that this royal blue 4T polo would make the perfect makings of a cheer outfit for Sis, huzzah!

02 old polo to new cheer uniform

So I laid it out flat on my cutting mat.

03 old polo to new cheer uniform

And I cut the bottom off right under the armpits.

04 old polo to new cheer uniform

And I cut Li’l Bro’s embroidered name (from the chest of the shirt) into his jersey number.

05 old polo to new cheer uniform

So I ended up with these two pieces. To make the skirt, I simply turned under the top about an inch and sewed in a loop of elastic for the waistband. [Since this is knit, it will not fray, so I only turned it under once.]

06 old polo to new cheer uniform

I added a cut felt “C” to match the cubs logo on Li’l Bro’s hat.

07 old polo to new cheer uniform

Then I zig-zag stitched around the “7” in blue and the “C” in red.

08 old polo to new cheer uniform

And Shazaam! Li’l Bro’s old, outgrown shirt became Sis’s new cheer outfit! Wheeeeeeeeee!

09 tee ball cheer uniform

Now she’s ready to cheer, “Go team, go!” Well… and get a candy at the snack shack… and draw chalk drawings… and play with her ball field friends…

10 tee ball running bases

Okay, I admit, she’s not really into watching a tee ball game, but she sure will look all kinds of cute while *I* cheer on THIS GUY! Go, Li’l Bro, go!!

So you KNOW I love to make Sis something theme-colored and cute for her brothers’ sports seasons. Please tell me I’m not the only one!!

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New here? …Or just in need of a recap? Well… here’s an obnoxious number of Sissy’s cheer post ideas I’ve shared. [Yes, I guess I am that mom apparently, oi.]

LINK diy cheer swag mini cheerleader {and mom} get ready for another season

LINK go fight win {take two} easy diy cheer pom-poms

LINK diy mini cheer uniform {easy iron on embellishment}

LINK go fight win {diy pennants for your kids' teams}

LINK a little theme-colored shop & sew {and yes, I am that mom}

LINK free tutorial fast, simple, adorable peek-a-boo pleat skirt

how to turn an old polo into a new cheerleader uniform

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