Polo Shirt Makeover

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Introduction: Polo Shirt Makeover

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

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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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    15 Discussions

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    MinkyPop
    MinkyPop

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Thatdan

    5 years ago

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

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    cwomack2
    cwomack2

    5 years ago

    That fabric is awesome, where did you find it?

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    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Wreqage

    5 years ago

    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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    Tater Zoid
    Tater Zoid

    5 years ago

    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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    patsheldon
    patsheldon

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.