DIY Men’s 2-Tone Tank Top with Pocket & Trim – – From Scratch!

Using an old shirt/tank as a pattern, you can make a men’s tank top from scratch!

A men’s tank/shirt

About 1.5 yards of fabric (I used 100% cotton)

Matching thread

Scissors

Sewing Machine

1. Fold your fabric in half. Fold your shirt in half. Line the center folds up, placing the shirt on top of the fabric.

2. Use a rotary cutter or a pair of scissors to cut around the shirt. Leave at least 3/8″ for seam allowance.

3. Use tailor’s chalk to trace how/where you want the neckline to be.

You now have the front

4. Repeat those steps for the back. Cut the back into 2 sections. Trace the top half of the back using a different fabric than the bottom half. Leave 3/8″ for seam allowance to join the top & bottom halves.

5. Cut out a pocket about 5″ by 5″. Iron all sides in about 1/2″, except the top – iron that in 1″.

7. Stitch along the top of the pocket.

8. Pin & stitch the pocket on the tank’s front, leaving the top part open (do not stitch top of pocket closed!)

10. Attach the 2 back pieces with pins & sew.

Bottom half should be flipped UPSIDE DOWN &placed on top of the top half with right sides together.

11. Using an iron, press the seam down towards the bottom half

12. Right sides together, pin & sew the front & back together at the shoulders. Press seam towards back of tank.

13. Pin & stitch side seams. Press seam towards the back of the tank.

14.  Fold & press in bottom hem first 3/8″ then again 1″. Stitch.

15. Use bias tape to trim neck & arm holes.

Iron the whole tank again for a crisp finish & you’re done! Put this in your drawer or pass it over to your boyfriend!

xxxox,
Que

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