transform a marketing/logo polo shirt into dad's favorite
Another quick project, suitable for beginners,
that requires only few minutes for a big improvement.
These logo polo shirts that get piled up and never been used?
The quality is often very good and I can't stand a good quality garment locked up at the bottom of the closet or used only for a "I-don't-care-if-I mess-it-up" reasons.
Taking the inspiration from designers' as Dolce & Gabbana and Galliano polo shirts with contrast pockets, I'm going to use one of the denim pockets I removed from my D&G inspired refashion and hide the logo.
|top pics: polyvore - collage by moi|
I had the pocket already, but it's an easy enough task to do with a small piece of fabric in contrast color.
(how cool is the one with the bandana fabric??)
I don't have my sewing machine here,
therefore I'll show you a cheat-stitch
to make a "look alike" machine stitch
that will look neat also on the wrong side of the garment.
* PIN the pocket onto the shirt, making sure that the pocket is well aligned and parallel to the button opening of the shirt
* I'm using the denim thick thread and will do a SMALL BASTING STITCH.
It will look like this: _ _ _ _
* Once you get to the end of the seam, repeat the SMALL BASTING STITCH by filling the blank spots.
* the wrong side of the shirt will look neat, sure better than a running stitch.
Perfect for father's day!!