Well, has the quick project bug bitten you yet?! I have been working on these projects all month, so I’m so excited to finally be sharing them with you. These projects were so fun to think up and make!

3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles


It’s pretty easy to make simple things for girls, but let’s not leave out the boys! I’ve got three boy’s tees upcycles to inspire you today!

3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles

First up, the zipper tee. You need a basic tee and a zipper.
Pin the zipper from the neckline to the sleeve hem along the shoulder seam. Fold both ends under the shirt.
Sew the zipper on with a straight stitch and fold both ends. Done!
3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles

Next, the pocket tee. You need a basic tee and a pocket from a men’s button up shirt.
1. Remove a pocket from a men’s button up shirt.
2. Pin onto the shirt and sew. Done!
*I did fold the sides and bottoms and extra 1/4″, so that it wasn’t too overwhelming on the shirt. I really like the large off-set pocket on the tee.

3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles

Lastly, the leather trimmed tee. You need a basic tee and leather or faux-leather strips.
1. Cut the leather into a 3/4″ long strip. Cut it into three pieces that will fit across the side chest and shoulders.
2. I cut mine extra long so I could pin the ends then go back and trim them after.
3. Sew on with a straight stitch. Trim ends. Done!

3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles
3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles


I really love these basic tees and think they look so great on Henry! They were so easy, but they’re so trendy and fun for boys!
3 Quick Boy's Tees Upcycles
Which one is your favorite of the three?

If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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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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3 thoughts on “3 Quick Boy’s Tees Upcycles

  1. I think I like the zipper one:) cute Henry!

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:53 am
  2. Awesome! I love the leather pieces one. =D

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 10:15 am
  3. Way cool for the boys, and a simple way to dress up what they already have, a bunch of white t-shirts!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm