Summer is over but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t sport around a pocket tee. I have been having so much fun making these because not only are they easy to make, but also because the color and pattern combo is endless! I have created a downloadable pattern for you to all use so you can make your own DIY pocket tees!
Do you have a favorite plain tee shirt that you buy? I have a few different brands that I like. I love the vintage fit v-neck tees from Old Navy. I also like the Mossimo v-necks from Target. I bought a few different colors to add pocket to.
What you need:
Plain tee shirt
Fat Quarter of fabric or old recycled tees
Print out the pattern that I have provided for you HERE. Cut out which size you prefer, the big or smaller. Pin to fabric and cut out your pocket. In this picture here I used jersey knit (an old shirt). It is a little bit harder to work with because it’s stretchy and doesn’t stay put. I have also made these pocket tees using calico fabrics and lace.
Once you have the fabric cut out, fold down the sides about 1/4″ and iron them down. I fold the top of the pocket down first, then the two sides, then the bottoms that come to a point. Pin onto the shirt with the sides folded in.
Sew around all four sides of the pocket. This is a faux pocket so you will not be using it to put stuff it! 🙂
One thing I like to add while stitching are two vertical stitches on the top corners pictured below:
It will help so that the top of the pocket doesn’t gap.
Hope you enjoy making your DIY pocket tee! If you like this tutorial, you will LOVE this
Easy Lace Shirt Tutorial!