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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MinkyPop made it!(author)2015-01-22

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

http://www.pearltrees.com/minkymina/diy/id9769380

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Thatdan made it!(author)2014-08-26

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

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-09-03

Definitely a great way to not look like everyone else.

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cwomack2 made it!(author)2014-09-03

That fabric is awesome, where did you find it?

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-09-03

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.

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Wreqage made it!(author)2014-08-25

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!!

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-08-25

You're funny!

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Tater+Zoid made it!(author)2014-08-25

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.

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-08-25

Yup, it will convince her.

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patsheldon made it!(author)2014-08-25

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

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-08-25

Yup, the anime works for me, too.

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seamster made it!(author)2014-08-25

Nice way to add a little color to a boring shirt!

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-08-25

I love wearing polo shirts (easy and they look better than a tee shirt on me) So this is a great way to make them look tons better. At least more interesting anyway. Thanks for the comment seamster.

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watchmeflyy made it!(author)2014-08-25

Looks great!

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Mark+Montano made it!(author)2014-08-25

Thanks WatchMeFlyy!

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