Polo Shirt Makeover





Introduction: Polo Shirt Makeover

Add some style to any polo shirt with a little fabric.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

1/4 yard of fabric that matches your shirt

Sewing machine

Straight pins

Needle and thread

Iron and ironing board

Ruler and paper to make your patterns

Step 3: Create Your Pocket

Make your pocket pattern in paper making sure to add 1/2" seam allowance around the edges and 1" at the top.

Cut it out in fabric and iron in the seam allowance and hem at the top.

Step 4: Placket

Measure your placket

Cut a piece of fabric that is the size of your placket plus 1/2 all the way around

Iron in the seam allowance

Step 5: Pin

Remove the buttons on your placket

Pin the pocket and placket cover in place

Step 6: Stitch the Pocket

Stitch around the pocket making sure to back tack at the opening on both sides.

Step 7: Placket

Stitch in the placket as close as you can to the ironed edges of the fabric

Replace the buttons

Step 8: Done!



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I love it ! Simple and efficient, the examples you provide are nice, and it's easy to do !! :) Favorite + shared on my DIY Pearltrees


This is so cool what got me is the anime that's in right now I will be doing this

Definitely a great way to not look like everyone else.

That fabric is awesome, where did you find it?

I've had it for a while. I got it at Michael Levine in downtown LA, but I'll be JoAnn would have something similar.

What a great way to NOT look like the Jersey Shore!!! I love it, I'm gonna hook my brother up with Christmas gifts. Thanks!!

Oh, this is a great idea for those shirts my girlfriend prefers I not wear. Haha. This might convince her to let me pull them out of the closet.

Love this idea! I need to make this. Major anime fan here btw ;)