Thursday, June 14, 2012

DIY cool for dad: polo shirt

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!!
 xox, d. 


  1. It's great!!!
    I have two polos of marketing so cute, but the problem is the name of the brand!

    Thanks for the idea!!


    1. Great! happy you liked it! let me know if you're making one (or two!!)
      xox, d.

  2. Ottima idea anche x vivacizzare e rinnovare!! ciao Paola smack


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