Saturday 23 November 2013

Contrast pocket singlet with embroidered message



$5 for a singlet

It's that time of the year again, Christmas is coming!
Hello hello, Ali here.
I don't know about you, but when it comes to Christmas shopping there is one big group of family members and friends that I always find super hard to find prezzies for - boys!
Whether it's boyfriends, brothers or dads, boys just aren't easy to sort out for Christmas.
You might remember our Badass Pockets post from a while back, when we made super cool tees for Tom and Nick? The tee-shirts were very popular and we've had lots of requests for more. So I decided that another contrast pocket tutorial was in order, just in time for Christmas. 
That special boy in your life will love this personal and very cool new piece of clothing, I know mine did!
I've added a little bit of extra special into this tutorial too so you can embroider a little message or saying onto the pocket too.


Scrap fabric


Quick unpick
Sewing Machine
Needle and thread


Start by unpicking the original pocket off the singlet.

So you end up with an outline on the singlet and a pocket template.

Place the removed pocket on top of your contrast pocket material, using it as a pattern piece to cut around.

Sew around the entire pocket with an overlocker (serger) or zig-zag stitch to finish the raw edges and prevent fraying.

Next, iron a 2cm seam around the entire pocket.  

Then fold the top of the pocket down again as shown below.

Now sew along this top seam, making a lovely little pocket shape.

Now it's time to embroider on a wee message, yay!
Start by writing your message onto a pocket sized piece of paper so you can make sure it's the size you want it to be. 

Then, using fabric chalk or a pencil, rule some guide lines that you can follow while you embroider. 
** Steeze = Style with ease 

Then embroider away!

I used a white cotton thread on my pocket so it wouldn't stand out too much, and was just a subtle detail.

Lastly, pin your pocket onto the singlet, in line with the outline of the original pocket and sew around all edges except the top, you don't want to sew it closed!

There you go, you're all done!

Below are some pics of my boyfriend Tyler modelling his new singlet.
Looks pretty good right? Steezy even!

Happy embroidering!

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