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An easy upcycling fashion project
Add a contrasting pocket to any t-shirt using just an iron and glue - no sewing needed! It's a quick way to update old t-shirts and give them a new lease of life for Summer. See the full DIY & lots more projects on my blog Cassiefairy.com

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  • How to make a pocket t-shirt. No Sew Pocket T Shirt For Summer - Step 1
    Step 1

    Decide on the size and shape of your pocket and cut a piece of cardboard (I used a cereal packet) to shape to use as a template. Your pocket could be square, with folded corners like mine, or with a traditional ‘pocket-shape’ pointed base – whatever you prefer.

  • How to make a pocket t-shirt. No Sew Pocket T Shirt For Summer - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around the template onto your contrasting fabric then cut out with an extra 1cm hem allowance all the way round.

  • How to make a pocket t-shirt. No Sew Pocket T Shirt For Summer - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the edges of the fabric over the cardboard and iron to create hems on all sides.

  • How to make a pocket t-shirt. No Sew Pocket T Shirt For Summer - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the iron-on hemming web underneath the hems and follow the instructions on the webbing packet until the glue has melted and sealed the edges of the pocket.

  • How to make a pocket t-shirt. No Sew Pocket T Shirt For Summer - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you want to add an embellishment or button to your pocket, now is the time to glue or stitch it on – I added a small purple button to tie in the colours of the fabric with the t-shirt.

  • How to make a pocket t-shirt. No Sew Pocket T Shirt For Summer - Step 6
    Step 6

    Position your pocket on your garment and use more iron-on hemming web to glue it in place along the sides and bottom of the pocket.

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