Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Anthropologie Pattern Pop Tee Knock Off Tutorial!

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial
 
I've been lusting after Anthropologie's Pattern Pop Tee for a while now, ever since I saw the amazing knock off the lovely Merrick of Merrick's Art did. Her tutorial is awesome and you should really check it out! She started with a striped men's tee and totally deconstructed it to make a whole new shirt, which is actually much more impressive then how I chose to go about it. Since my process was pretty different, I decided to write up my own tutorial on how I made my knock off of the Pattern Pop Tee.




I started with a t-shirt and some woven cotton fabric. The t-shirt is a basic T from H&M. I liked it ok, but the color made it hard to wear with jeans (which is what I wear 90% of the time) and so it wasn't getting a lot of use. In addition to the items already listed, you'll also need some bias tape, which isn't pictured. I used a color that matched to color of my t-shirt, but a contrasting color would also look kind of cool!

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

With my trusty seam ripper, I took apart the side seams on my t-shirt all the way up to the armpits on both sides.

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

I cut away the back by cutting across the top, leaving about 1/2 inch between the armpit seams and my cut (this will become seam allowance).

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Using your woven fabric, cut a piece for the back of the shirt that is about 1 1/2-2  inches larger on either side, and about 3-4 inches longer then the hem of the original shirt. You can use the piece of the back of the t-shirt that you cut off as a rough guide, or you can eyeball it. I eyeballed it, because the other piece of t-shirt was all the way across the room and I didn't want to walk that far, lol. Cut the longer woven hem into a large curve, like pictured below:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Pin bias tape along the edge, to the RIGHT side of the fabric:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Sew along the edge, then flip the bias tape over and pin it to the wrong side of the fabric to create a clean edge seam:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Sew it in place, along the very inside edge of the bias tape. I sewed another line of stitches inside my first, so that there are two rows. This was to mimic the look of the double stitched hem on my t-shirt, and to make sure that the hem lies flat. From the right side of your fabric your new hem will look like this:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Now you will pin your woven fabric to your t-shirt. Turn your t-shirt inside out, and you will start pinning your fabric at the very bottom hem of both pieces, lining them up like this, wrong sides together:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Make sure your wrong side of the woven fabric is facing out, with the right side facing the right side of the t-shirt! Next you'll pin up both sides, then across the top. This way if you need to add a tiny pleat at the center of the back you can. I didn't need to, and mine looked like this:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Then, using a zig-zag stitch, sew the woven fabric to the t-shirt, all the way around:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Here's what it looks like right side out!

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

I also sewed a line of straight stitches very close to the seam at the top of the shirt, making sure to catch my seam on the under side and sew it down. This helps stabilize the seam between the woven and jersey fabric so that it will be less likley to tear or bunch up wierdly, helps it to lay flat, and also adds a more professional detail:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Next you'll do the pocket! Cut a piece of fabric the approximate size and shape you want your pocket to be:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Fold the top of your pocket piece over twice, and sew along the top to create the top of your pocket. Again, I did a double row of straight stitches, mostly so that it looks the same as the other seams on the shirt. You can now eyeball the pocket's placement and double check the size:

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Now you'll pin the pocket  down, folding the edges under. Make sure you get it right where you want it! Once you start sewing the front of the shirt, there's no going back!

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

Here is what the pocket should look like when done. The tiny triangles sewn along the very top sides of the pocket help to keep the pocket from tearing away from the jersey, and also make it look just a little bit more professional: 

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

And now you have your finished shirt!

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

This is such a quick and easy project if you use a shirt you already have! I think start to finish it took maybe 45 minutes? And I loooooove it. It took a boring basic t-shirt and transformed it into something special and unique that I will wear all the time. And I love that I got to choose my own fabrics. Honestly I've already made one out of a yellow striped t shirt that I will do a post on later, and I have fabric and plans for at least one more. They're so addictive!

DIY anthropologie pattern pop tee knock off sewing tutorial

~Jessica

51 comments:

  1. So cute! I love your hat too!

    Kristin

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  2. This is so cute and looks great! I love the patterned fabric you chose...

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  3. Another super cute idea, ladies! Love how the shirt flutters away from the body now.
    I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  4. seriously looks great! i love love it. i am usually too nervous to sew clothes, but you make it seem so easy!

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  5. You clever, clever girl! Very cute!

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  6. I have been drooling over that Anthro top too!! Its so cute but WAY out of my price range. Your tutorial looks so easy to follow. I may actually give it a try!

    ~Kelsy
    http://looseendscraftblog.com

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    1. You should!! It was surprisingly easy and turned out really cute! I would use a t shirt that is a little big though, as it doesn't stretch as much once you sew a woven fabric to it.

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  7. Cute shirt!!!!!!!! I love the fabric you used for the back and the pocket! I'd totally wear this! I'm pinning it!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  8. I love it! And your red skinnies too!!

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  9. Cute, cute, cute. I love this. Hugs, Marty

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  10. So darling! You are so talented.

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  11. This is so cute! Pinning this!

    Allison

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  12. Cute cute!!
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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  13. I love how the tee turned out! If I could only be half as crafty as you I'd be feeling pretty good, haha. Visiting from the I Feel Pretty link up, hope you have a great day.

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  14. This is really making me want to break out my sewing machine! I LOVE the idea of finding something you want and then just making it yourself! And you did such a great job!

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    1. Thank you ashley! I love how it turned out too, although I have to admit I still want one just like the original!

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  15. That turned out really cute. I'll have to keep my eye out for some fabric I'd like to do this with.

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  16. How fun! Definitely want to try this! Would LOVE to have you share at my party! New Facebook Follower here!

    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/07/homemade-by-you-60.html

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    1. Thank you katie! I'll do that, and head over and like you back!

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  17. Yours is better the original!!! Wish I had your talent! Would love to have you as a regular "linker" at my weekly Tuesday To Do Party! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesday-to-do-121-and-120-list-makers.html
    Smiles!!!
    Jami
    The Blackberry Vine
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  18. ADORABLE. I could (perhaps) make that. I used to sew everything, EVERYTHING. And ...then someone (my sis in law) made fun of my sewing and it made me stop. Please, tell me I can make this with confidence? LOL. Great blog!

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    1. Of course you can! Think about it, if the zombie apocalypse happens and society crumbles, who do you think would have the better wardrobe, your sister in law or you with your sewing skills!

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  19. You did a great job! It turned out so cute and I love it with those skinnies!

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  20. Very cute shirt and easy to follow tutorial! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from "Whatever Wednesday" Link-Up!

    Stephanie
    http://BeeTreeStudios.com

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  21. You did a great job- I love the fabrics you chose :)

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  22. Such a great idea! The shirt is really cute.

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  23. I'm stopping by from the Friday Favs Party, this is a great tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

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  24. This came out SO cute! I wish I knew how to sew so I could make one for myself. :) Thanks for linking up with us...can you please just add my blog link to the post?

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  25. I really like this t-shirt. Very good quality, heavy grade of material. Very good product, I had not heard of hanes 54500 tagless before, but I plan to buy several more.

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  26. love the pattern you chose and it turned out great! wish i could sew :)

    visiting from the friday's fancies link up,
    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  27. Awesome transformation. I love the fabric you chose. If you get a chance, please link up to my Linky Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-17.html

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  28. That is sooo cute! I think I like your better... I for sure like he price better! I am pinning this.

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  29. I *just* started sewing, but I really hope I can pull this one off because, oh my GOSH, this is CUTE. Thanks for the excellent tutorial!
    xoxo
    Michelle@ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

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  30. You are looking so awesome in this tee and your styling really impresses me a lot.
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/mens-t-shirt-cotton.htm

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  32. Looks very cute! :) I think I'll try this. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Cheers,
    Dorothee (www.mimismae.wordpress.com)

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  33. What a cute shirt! I love taking tshirts and making them into something different from a regular old tee. Love the fabric you used too.

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  34. Such an awesome knock-off... love the shirt! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  35. I'm totally loving this! I've never seen it at Anthropologie but I definitely like what you've done! Come share it at our Monday link party!

    http://www.theprincessandhercowboys.com/2013/07/on-display-monday-11.html

    Have a good one!

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  36. I cannot even take all the craftiness! Love it! I am #DIY challenged but so admire your skills.

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  37. This is such a great tutorial! I love the fabric you chose and the step by step instructions. I can't wait to try this!

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    1. all your tutorials are so inspiring! where do you get your fabric from?

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  39. Great job on duplicating the shirt - it looks great!

    I've featured your project here:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2013/07/made-by-me-89-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  40. You are so amazingly talented....more pinning and sharing to do ~ you always make my jaw drop. Love your style.

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  41. That's an amazing lookalike! I actually like the pattern on yours better! Thanks for linking up last week. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    July Group Giveaway!

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  42. This is awesome! Great job. Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ So Much Better With Age

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  43. Great blog...I like layout!!!! thanks for sharing unique tricks.Buy wide range of men’s corporate t shirts
    ,Unique, Creative, Designer T-shirts at Iwearme.

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  44. Hi, HandJ

    Good tutorial for making fashionable Tshirt also you have used here woven fabric, cotton fabric etc, which are not only fashionable but also comfortable. Thanks for sharing your nice tutorial. I will again visit your blog for more info :)

    vintage t shirts

    Thanks

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