I fell in love with this edged button up shirt I saved on Pinterest. I realized it was a super simple refashion that could be done to any button up shirt. I did use a men’s shirt so I had some fitting to do, but if you have a shirt that fits well you could use that!

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion
Its a simple way to update a shirt to make it really pop! Wouldn’t it be fun with bright colors or even a pattern?
Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

Supplies:
Button up shirt
Marking tool
Bias binding (homemade or store bought)
Sewing Supplies*

1. I wanted curved peter pan collars and matching curved sleeve cuffs. I used a cup to round the corners of each.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion
Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

2. Cut off the excess.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

3. I’m not going to teach you how to use bias binding; there are lots of tutorials you can find online. I will give some tips for finishing the edges though. Sew on the one side and leave about an 1″ past the bottom of shirt.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

4.  Fold the middle fold the wrong way, but leave the sides folding the right way.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

5. Sew across at the edge of the shirt.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

6. Turn right side out.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

7. Poke the corner out and the sew down the other side.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

8. To finish the binding of the cuff just fold the raw edge over so it will be enclosed inside the binding.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion


Heather

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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2 thoughts on “Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

  1. Love the pop of color!! I've linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=66583
    –Anne

    Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm
  2. I don't think I would have thought to refashion with this technique! Thanks fro the edge finishing visual- that's always where I get stuck.

    Posted on August 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm