Introduction: Starry Night & Tardis Pocket Shirt

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I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who and I love art, and this shirt is the perfect combination of the two. Far less morbid than Vincent van Gogh's painting of the exploding Tardis, this pretty pocket shirt would make a perfect gift for any art critic or Whovian.

Watch the video for full instructions and to see my painting method!

What you'll need:

  • A plain t-shirt
  • A piece of fabric to paint the pocket detail on
  • Fabric paint in various colours
  • Basic sewing equipment
  • Paint brushes
  • A ruler

Step 1: Draw Your Pocket Shape and Sketch Basic Design

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Start by drawing the shape you want your pocket to be, leaving a 1cm border around it. Don't cut this out yet - it's easier to work on the larger piece of fabric. Sketch out the basic design of the painting using the tailor's pen, marking out any prominent features in the image.

Step 2: Paint Your Pocket

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Start by painting the base colours in each section, and allow them to dry before adding detail. Allow each layer of paint to dry before adding a new colour, to ensure the colours don't blend together. Use tiny brush strokes and lines to get the right effect with your paint.

Step 3: Cut and Tack

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Cut the excess fabric away, leaving a border of about 1cm around the pocket area. Tack down the top edge of the pocket, hiding the raw edges of the fabric, and sew it down.

Step 4: Tack and Sew to Shirt

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Finally, tack the other edges of the pocket down as you did at the top, and then tack the pocket onto the shirt. Sew it down, leaving the t


FreckledR (author)2015-12-01

Love this!!

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-03-23


LD_P (author)Knextremely stupid2015-03-23


NathanSellers (author)2015-03-23

This turned out really well. Thanks for sharing.

LD_P (author)NathanSellers2015-03-23

Thank you!

lj1vukoder (author)2015-03-23

Very cool! Nice change, no explosions...

LD_P (author)lj1vukoder2015-03-23

Yeah, nobody dying and no apocalypse is a pretty good sign. :P Thank you!

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Bio: Journalism and English student with a penchant for crafting. You can probably find me locked in my room, making something.
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