Friday, March 1, 2013

DIY Boy's Argyle Shirt

I have thought about making some shirts, but didn't want to spend much money on brand new shirts. I found a good deal at Gabriel Brother's where a shirt was less than $1. I decided to see what I could come up with. I searched through pinterest and this became my inspiration. An argyle shirt. Super easy and fun!

  • I started by printing out a diamond from google docs (microsoft word for most of you). I then held it up to the shirt. I had to print the diamond again and make mine smaller. 
  • Then I cut out 6 diamonds from fabric. I used cotton and did 3 diamonds from each material
  • I also cut out 6 pieces from fusible interfacing.
  • I ironed the interfacing on the wrong side following the instructions on the package. Apparently, I didn't cut them all straight :)
  • I then chose the pattern that I wanted them in and pinned them on. Make sure that the points on all sides are touching. 
  • Next, I sewed around the edges of each diamond individually.
  • Then I sewed between the diamonds. I picked a side and started at the bottom of the diamond, all the out to the middle point. I would sew through the middle of the diamond and up to the top in the white area, like in the picture on the right. I did this until I had completed the pattern. The picture on the left might help you figure this out better. 

How are you going to incorporate this idea into your sewing? Also, I have a few more of these shirts and would love to know what you would put on them.

Linking to Bower Power, The Pin Junkie


  1. I'm always stuck for sewing projects for little boys, so this is definitely on my list. What a cute result! Thanks for sharing your work!
    popping in from the pin junkie link party!

    1. Glad you stopped by! I am trying to think of something to make with the remaining shirts!


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