Jacinda is back with another awesome sewing tutorial! You'll never guess what she turned this shirt into...
|but it became cute!|
So here's a simple tutorial on one of the many things you can do with men's shirts.
POCKET TO POCKET TUTORIAL
All you need is a men's button down shirt (or any shirt with a breast pocket), pinking shears, a sewing machine, and something to sew the pocket on to (I usually sew them into my bags.)
Step 1: Locate breast pocket (-;
Step 3: Trim any uneven or messy edges.
Step 4: Top stitch into bag. I just stitch over the stitches that are already there. For the top, I stitch right next to the top of the pocket. You could even make this a divided double pocket if you wanted by not stitching the top at all and just reinforcing the side edge stitching by back-stitching at the top corners.
NB: Always assemble inside pockets and attach them to the lining pieces of the bag before constructing bag.
Step 5: Complete rest of bag and revel in your brilliance and how much time you saved by making a pocket from a pocket and not from scratch!
Another example of a breast pocket I stitched into a bag.
I try to use elements of clothing like zippers, pockets, etc. in my other projects. I used a women's skirt zipper to create this pocket:
See the button on the left? That was the top of a skirt! Now it's a nice zippered pocket inside a bag!
Happy Stitching! Find Jacinda anytime at yellowcloth!
Do you reuse old shirts? Or anything other clothing item?
What is your favorite clothing upcycle?