Hey guys! I’m coming at you with a super easy DIY today. Seriously, it only took me about five minutes.
There’s nothing better to me than a plain grey or black t-shirt. You can pair them with jeans, shorts, skirts and dress them up with a statement necklace or a simple pendant. But sometimes, I want one of these tops with just a little bit of interest. My inspiration for this project was this shirt:
If you’re like me and have a box of fabric scraps leftover from other projects, the only problem you’ll have will be deciding on which pattern you want to use. I don’t wear too much animal print, but this leopard design was calling to me and it looks great with plain grey.
To get the pocket shape, I cut out a pattern from some scrap paper. There’s no exact specifications, but make sure that the point of your pocket is in the exact center and that it hits at the same height on each side. Also, cut about a half inch from the edges of your pattern when cutting out the fabric for seam allowance.
Next, bend over a half inch and pin over to the wrong side. Then iron over the edges. This will flatten out your edges, making it way easier to sew.
Put your shirt on and eyeball where you want your pocket to be. Pin it to the shirt (and not your skin). Sew the three sides onto the shirt, DON’T sew the top of the pocket (of it would be more of a patch.)