Wednesday, May 15, 2013

pinspired: put a no-sew pocket on an old tank!

I have an entire drawer of racerbank tanks, and most of them are plain to be used as undershirts... BUT! It's time to spruce them up a bit.

Pinterest has all sorts of versions of sprucing up pockets, adding pockets, etc, so I decided it was time I did that!

If you don't have a sewing machine and don't want to poke yourself with a needle and thread, I've got another idea.
All you need is a tank or a shirt, a little bit of fabric [I honestly think any kind will do for this. I got several "quarters" from JoAnn's for $2 so that I can do it to a bunch of shirts], an iron and the fusible web tape I've been using for so many projects lately. Total cost, assuming you have a tank already: under $5... and since you'll have leftovers of everything, it's basically less than $1.

Put your tank on and decide how big you'd like your pocket and where. Cut out the piece of fabric in a pocket-like shape. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Fold the top over, and put the hem tape inside. Iron it down. 

Then I did the sides. I flipped it upside down and put the hem tape between the fabrics so that it'd be folded over. Next time I think I'll start from the bottom so it's easier to work with the shape a little more.

Then just go around, folding some under, and putting them tape between the folded under piece and the shirt. I know I should have taken more pictures. I was distracted and I'm sorry!

The whole project took about 10 minutes, and I'm totally obsessed with this shirt now. Yay for mixing patterns and being all 'MERICA, right?!

If you wanna see my whole outfit with this, check out today's/this week's What Ya Wearin' Wednesday!


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