Monday, May 2, 2011

DIY: Pocket Tee

Over the weekend my best friend and I have been working on craft projects. It gave me the inspiration for something to post on my blog. This project is so easy anyone can do it and that's why I love it so much! You can make this pocket t-shirt in any color and using any fabric. Really try to make it your own.

What you need: 
- scrap fabric
- fabric glue

Start out with a simple t-shirt. I chose a striped one for a little different look, but you can choose whatever color you like. I bought it at Target for about $10.00. The fabric should be compatible with your shirt. I chose an orange and blue floral print for my pocket. You can find fabric scraps at any fabric store for cheap.They also have fabric squares you can buy for about $1.00. 

The first step is to cut the fabric piece into a square. You can decide how big or small you would like your pocket to be. Make sure to leave a little extra room for folding over the edges. My pocket was about   four inches wide and five inches tall. 

Next, fold over the edges of each side of the square just a little and secure with fabric glue. Make sure you let it dry!! 

When you're finished gluing it should look like this! All sides glued down and ready to make your pocket. 

Then pin down your square exactly where you want it to be on your shirt. I kind of cheated and used my stripe to make sure it was straight. If you have a solid shirt you might want to try it on once you have it pinned so you can make sure its where you want it. 

Now its time for the sewing! (if you cant sew ANYTHING then you could just use your fabric glue) Just sew a simple in and out stitch with your thread and needle. Make sure you don't get carried away and sew the top part (just the two sides and the bottom). 

Then voila!!! You have made a pocket tee for yourself! Easy as pie!
Good Luck! 
Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

  1. The pocket tee idea is cute! Will have to try it!


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