Previous post
Next post

Upcycled Shirt Art Smock – DIY

Upcycled Shirt Art Smock – DIY
Facebooktwittergoogle_plus

My children love painting, so much that they can cover almost every surface in sight including there clothes!

I have recently discovered a jewel of a book called “Wonderful things to make for kids” published by Australian Womens Weekly. One of the 91 projects is an artists smock made from a former shirt.

DSC_0043

As regular readers will know it was somewhat inevitable that I made my own version!

P1040444

To make your own version you will need:

  • Shirt
  • Fabric scrap big enough to make front pockets
  • Bias binding for neck line
  • Button
  • Velcro

DSC_0001-001

To make

DSC_0002-001

Cut off collar, and above buttons on sleeves

Stitch the front of the shirt together, down the button opening (allow adequate neck opening). Tip use a zip foot to save removing the buttons

DSC_0003-001

Create front pocket, cut fabric width of the shirt. Pin and hem the fabric. Sew down each side and along the bottom of the shirt.

DSC_0004-002

Create smaller pockets by stitching down from top of the pocket to hem line (I created three by stitching down twice)

DSC_0001-002

Pin, tack and sew on bias binding to finish neckline of shirt

DSC_0006-001

Sew on large decorative button at neck opening. Attach velcro behind this button to allow easy opening and fastening

Trim sleeves with either bias binding or with co-ordinating fabric from pocket. Cut fabric longer than the sleeve opening. Pin into place.

DSC_0009-001

 

Turn over and hem. Thread with elastic to gather in sleeve at wrist.

DSC_0011

Your finished:) What’s more it fits older children still prone to getting paint on their clothes!

P1040438

To learn more about the book pop over to Bugs & Fishes from Friday the 21st where I am delighted to be guest blogging with  a review.

signature

Follow on Bloglovin

This post is linked up here

Related posts:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plus

Written by Vicky


Website:

4 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

vickymyerscreations

vickymyerscreations

I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

View Full Profile →

Follow Us
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestinstagram
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 333 other subscribers

Newsletter

Craftsy
Totally tutorials tips tricks recipes how tos
%d bloggers like this:
Read previous post:
Cotton & Leather Clutch

Cotton & Leather Clutch   Sometime back I pinned this gorgeous clutch from A Beautiful Mess. Inspiration struck this week, re...

Close