Two Toned Button Up Shirt!




Have you ever wanted to look like a hipster but you couldn't find an ironic enough shirt? Well look no more! In this instructable you will learn how to harness the power of cloth to create a one if a kind fashion masterpiece.

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Step 1: Supplies:

For this project you will need scissors, pins, a sewing machine, two shirts of the same size, brand, style, but different patterns or colors.

Step 2: Finding the Center of the Shirt

Start by folding one of your shirts in half. Make sure to line up the collar and try to make it as exact as possible.

Step 3: Cutting

Now cut up this fold being careful to make the line as straight as possible. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on your second shirt.

Step 4: Splicing

Replace on side of your shirt with the opposing color or pattern ( note: this should go without saying but DO NOT see together two button sides or two button hole sides.)

Step 5: The Collar Pinning and Sewing

Can't sew? Sew not the drama. This is an easy sewing job and it starts with the collar: First put both shirts on too of each other with the outsides facing outside. Pin the collars together at the seem and sew.

Step 6: Sewing the Body

Now it's time to see the body. Place the two shirts together with the insides facing out( very important to remember that this seem will be sewed the opposite way of the collar) pin them together after lining everything up and sew.( if you need a guiding line, draw one on with chalk)

Step 7: You're Done!

Like the turkey on thanksgiving you are done! Match with a sweater tie and old fashioned mustache to complete the look. You now have a one of a kind button up that's quite an eye catcher, this is a guaranteed conversation starter so go show it off! Note someone brought up a good point to my attention: give the other shirt you make with the extra pieces to your best friend or significant other to be bound to each other's soul forever.

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10 Discussions

the batman

5 years ago

I like this Im defiantly gonna use it for a Harvey two face fancy dress costume

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toy-makerthe batman

Reply 5 years ago

I started actually quoting Harvey Dent as soon as I put on the shirt, Great idea!


5 years ago

Honestly I think it would have been easier to just dip half the shirt in a tub of color die. or at least that's what I thought was done when I saw the image

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Reply 5 years ago

What ever works for you post some pictures of you try it!


5 years ago on Introduction

I've used this method on T-shirts before, which is cool because you can use shirts with designs or text and mix them up.

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Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

I did that once. Unfortunately for me, one shirt had the word "FAST" on it, and the other had the word "ART" on it.