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Finished No Sew Fabric Pocket T-Shirt

Contrary to what most may think, you don’t need to be an experienced seamstress to create one-of-a-kind clothing projects. This no sew DIY is ideal for even the most novice crafters, and is a great way to get your foot in the door. Using a material called fusible webbing tape, you can turn a plain jane T-shirt into an edgy garment.

Supplies for the No Sew Fabric Pocket Tee

Supplies:

– T-shirt
– Fabric Scissors
– Fabric Remnant
– Iron
– Fusible Webbing Tape
– Cardboard/Scrap Paper
– Pen
– Ruler
– Ironing Board

Creating the pattern for the No Sew Pocket Fabric Tee

1. To make the pattern, draw a rectangle measuring 3.5 inches x 4 inches. Half way through the topmost line (1.75 inches), extend a long line measuring 5-5.5 inches (depending how deep you want your pocket to run). Along the remaining three sides, extend a line one inch. Draw dotted lines as shown above. These will be the “flaps” that fold in to give each side a clean edge.

Cutting out the pattern for the No Sew Fabric Pocket Tee project

2. Cut out the pattern.

Tracing the handmade pocket pattern onto fabric

3. Trace the pattern onto the reverse side of the fabric. If your fabric is on the darker side, you can use a chalk pencil instead of a pen.

Cutting fabric using the handmade pocket pattern

4. Cut out the fabric pocket pattern.

Cutting fabric to create the pointed bottom of the pocket

5. Along the bottom/biggest portion, cut a one inch slit in the center. Use the ruler to ensure that the slit is in the middle (1.75 inches).

Folding the fabric to create the pointed bottom of a fabric pocket

6. On one side of the slit, diagonally fold up the fabric as shown above. The fold should create clean corners. Iron in place.

Folding the fabric to create the pointed bottom of a fabric pocket

7. Repeat with the fabric on the other side of the slit and apply an iron.

Folding fabric to create a fabric pocket

8. Fold the remaining sides and iron in place.

Cutting fusible webbing tape to adhere fabric together

9. Cut a strip of fusible webbing tape to fit comfortably under the top fold, without any exposure on either end. If your iron comes in direct contact with any fusible webbing tape, it will create a tricky mess!

Applying heat to fusible webbing tape to adhere two sides of fabric together

10. Firmly apply an iron. The tape will melt and fuse the two sides of fabric together when cool.

Finished no sew fabric pocket using fusible webbing tape and an iron

11. Repeat with the remaining folds.

Adding a no sew fabric pocket to a t-shirt

12. Place the pocket on the T-shirt. Cut strips of fusible webbing tape for the bottom edge, plus the left and right sides.

Adding a fabric pocket to a t-shirt without any sewing

13. Working on one side at a time, place the fusible webbing tape underneath the pocket and apply an iron.

Finished No Sew Fabric Pocket tee project

14. After the fabric has cooled, your T-shirt is ready to be worn.

Try mixing and matching your favorite colors and prints for endless possibilities!

Finished No Sew Fabric Pocket T-Shirt

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