The only thing missing from the essential jersey tee? Leather. And stash space of course. This week’s tee DIY addresses both plain tee pitfalls in one fell swoop (well, maybe about 30 if we’re talking stitches here). Read on for instructions on how to add some edge to your tri-blend with a leather pocket.
Tee (I’d suggest some of these tri-blend 3-pack tees – they’re unisex sizing)
Needle and Thread
Leather (You can find this at thrift or craft stores. I found this killer snake skin in a scrap bin in Sydney’s Fashion District – you can check out more about that adventure in our Australia Travel Guide.)
Step 1: If your tee has a pocket, use that as a guide. Lay the leather over the pocket, and trace the outline with a pencil on the back of the leather. If your tee doesn’t have a pocket, just use another pocket tee or shirt as a guide.
Step 2: Cut around the outline you just made on the leather.
Step 3: Get to sewing! If you’re really just not into sewing, and don’t plan on using the pocket, go ahead and affix your pocket with liquid stitch. Otherwise, sewing the bottom and sides (not the top, for obvious reasons), should only take about 20 or 30 minutes.
Tah-Dah, Leather Pocket Tee!
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