DIY Personalized Denim Shirt

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I’ve been really into the menswear trend lately – I love taking pieces borrowed from a boy and giving them a feminine twist. Then I saw this photo on tumblr and inspiration struck! I knew my next DIY project would be customizing an old denim shirt by adding a pop of colorful pattern.

What you need: collared button-down shirt of your choice, pretty fabric of your choice (try old clothing you don’t wear anymore or thrift stores!), scissors, needle, thread and safety pins.

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Lay the shirt flat with the collar folded up.

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Place the fabric on the shirt, and you can either mark on the shirt where you want the fabric to cover, or you can cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than that area – this is what I did. I wanted to make sure I didn’t cut too small of a piece, and i figured I could just trim the edges later on, which ended up working perfectly.

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Use safety pins to attach the fabric to the shirt so it doesn’t move around as you sew.

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Start sewing! Sew along the seams at the top and shoulders of the shirt, and then straight across the back.

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Once the fabric was sewn to the shirt, I went around the edges with my scissors and trimmed the excess fabric.

And that’s all there is to it! I’m pretty stoked about my “new” shirt!

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We have some shirts online right now that would be great for this!

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Comments

! -October 19, 2011, 2:44PM

What a cute innovative idea! I bought a couple henleys with this type of design on the backs. A great addition to an otherwise plain shirt.

Betsy -October 19, 2011, 2:55PM

What a simple idea! Adding this to my to-do list. Thanks!

grace -October 19, 2011, 3:16PM

so cute! perfect denim shirt– where is it from?

fp julia -October 19, 2011, 3:24PM

grace – it’s from years ago from banana republic :)

Jed -October 19, 2011, 4:22PM

I totally want that shirt.

viviane /hippiebohoreloaded -October 19, 2011, 4:47PM

really a great diy! something you can easily do with any vintage shirt

xx viviane
hippiebohoreloaded.

Anna -October 19, 2011, 9:19PM

That’s helpful.tks!

Monika -October 20, 2011, 8:24AM

Amazing! Im going to try to do that soon!

Audrey -October 21, 2011, 4:04PM

This is amazing! I’m going to do it with one of my collard shirts that I was planning on giving to goodwill because I thought it wasn’t really “me” anymore. Thank you so much!

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Nicole Swearingen -November 13, 2011, 7:53PM

I tried this for my friends birthday and it turned out great! I even added fabric onto the pockets. [:

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