Men’s Shirt Refashion | Embroidered Top Dupe

Hi and welcome back to my channel. If
you’re new, welcome! So I’m actually wearing what is my last
Men’s Shirt Refashion. Well, one of two actually… and by that I mean I made two versions
of this style. And the reason for that is, when I made this one in particular, I skipped out on the tutorial. So, for the sake of this video, I made another. Before we jump in, I just want to point out that these tassels I actually had on hand. I have no idea where I got them from nor could I find them anywhere. So for this tutorial, I DIYed a pair which was actually my last video. I’ll link that below. I’ll also place a link for these embroidered patches along with the ones I used in this tutorial. So with that said, let’s get started it. First remove the pocket, collar… and the button plackets. Try to cut as close to the plackets as possible. Afterwards, turn the shirt on the wrong side, then fold it in half with the raw edges
together. From the neck, leave an opening approximately 7 to 8 inches, then pin and close the rest of the center front seam 1/2 inch from the edge. For the neck, first lower the neckline by
removing approximately 1 inch from the center front and tapering it off at the
shoulders. To ensure the neckline is symmetrical, use the scrap from one side as a guide to cut the other. Now fold under the sides of the opening
to form a V. When you do so, you should have a point where the split meets the neck. Once you’re happy with it, iron the
fold to form a crease. Before finishing the neck, quickly shift your focus to the hem. You’ll see why later. Turn the hem up to your desired length
and pin, then iron the fold as well. Afterwards, trim the hem leaving a half
inch allowance then turn it under twice and finish with a straight stitch. To finish the split neck, start by removing the pins then cut away the excess leaving a half inch allowance Cut a slit in the center front seam, a
little below the neck. Now turn the neck allowance under twice and sew To finish the rest of the neck, begin by
measuring it. Using the remnants from the hem, cut a 2 inch strip the same measurement including allowance. With the right side facing, pin the
strip to the neck starting an inch or so from the edge. Afterwards, clip the seam allowance to allow the neck to lay flat. Now fold the ends of the strip inwards then the width under twice and finish with a straight stitch. Using the tweezers, insert the knotted
end of the tassels into the open end of the strip, then secure with a straight stitch. Before sewing, check that they’re the
same length. First, thread your needle with the embroidery thread leaving one end much longer than the other. Make a couple knots on the longer end. Starting at the center of the V, bring the needle up from the wrong side so the knot is hidden. Now place one hand under a side of the neck, holding the end of the thread. then with your other hand, angle the needle towards you. To complete the stitch, bring the
needle through the back and out from under the neck. When you do so, make sure the needle is above the end of the thread. If not, this will happen. If it does, simply bring the needle up from under the thread, to complete the stitch. Continue doing this for each stitch until you get back to the center of the V. That’s really all there is to it. The rest is gauging the spacing and height of the stitches. And for the height, I used the neck seam as a guide. Once you get back to the center, bring the needle back on the wrong side next to the starting point, then cut the thread and make a few knots to secure it in place. Start by removing the cuffs, then press. Leaving the plackets open, turn the raw edges under twice and sew. Using the ribbon as a casing for the elastic, turn the shirt inside out, then fold one end of the ribbon under and pin above the sleeve placket. Pin the ribbon around the entire circumference of the sleeve. Sew all the way around both sides of the
ribbon. Afterwards, take your elastic with a small safety pin attached to one end and feed it through the casing. Quickly fit the sleeve then cut and overlap the ends of the elastic, securing them with a zig-zag stitch. Lay the sleeve out on a flat surface
then position the patch however you like making a note of it for the other side. Place a piece of cloth over the patch, then with your iron on the highest
setting your fabric can handle and steam turned off, press in sections for 15 seconds. Check to see if the patch is fixed by
trying to lift it with your finger. If it lifts, iron again for a few more seconds then let it cool. Now enjoy your handiwork. Thanks for watching! Leave a comment below and tell me, which is your favorite?


  1. This is one of the best refashions I've seen. Maybe cause I'm an old hippie at heart, LOL! Thanks for posting it and including the links for the iron-on embroidery. Also, you are absolutely gorgeous. Now, going check out some of your other videos for more ideas.

  2. What a talent! 👏 please make a two piece vacation resort wear out of two men’s shirts 😀 I’d love to see what you come up with.

  3. Gorgeous refashioned shirt! The best that I’ve ever seen! Love from a Brazilian in Argentina! ✂️👗

  4. Bravo👏🏼💓Can I ask you where did you get the iron on embroidery patches ? Beautiful refashion. I am so glad I found you. Your step by step explanations are fantastic.

  5. Not only are your creations beautiful, but you did an awesome job with the instructional video! One of the things that makes me crazy is, so many people do the video, point at what they are doing, but have no captioning to tell what they are doing, and fewer use a voiceover. I love the voiceover instructions with your wonderfully done visual! I can't wait to try it, as I have a men's shirt that is very large, and I want to make something fun and pretty for Me. THANK-YOU for such a great video! PS- I think I like the black flowers better, but both are great. PPS- I love your hair style, lol.

  6. Love this tutorial but the music is loud and annoying. Please consider getting rid of the music in future videos.

  7. Just made this for my daughter …she's 9 and says it is her favorite new shirt. Your instructions were so easy to follow and I also made the tassels. I used 2 strands of embroidery floss for the blanket stitching. Prewashed the floss as the colour sometimes runs and it did! Everything but the shirt (no appliques either) I had on hand and the shirt was $4 at a thrift store. Thanks for sharing such a great idea. Loved both shirts and I hope to make myself one too soon.

  8. Wow!! I am sitting here so excited. I am going to make this shirt. I can't believe how easy you made this look. I am inspired. You are so creative. Keep making these tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing. By the way I love both of them😀

  9. Hi! Your tutorial is just what I needed. You don't digress. You explain what you're doing and I can see what you're doing. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity. I appreciate it. I sew by hand because I don't know how to use a sewing machine or serger. Thank you again!🤗

  10. Your creativity is awesome, as is your ability to clearly transfer your knowledge in an understandable manner; thankx so much. Can't wait to make this shirt.

  11. This is so clever and cute! Tell me, how would someone make this shirt with darts? I would make a dozen of these if I knew how to dart it! My whole summer wardrobe 😁

  12. Wow you are so beautiful and you did a lovely job of this DIY! New subbie! I'm going to binge watch all your videos now and relax with my coffee! Thank you so much for taking your time and talking us through what your doing. Many other DIYS of this kind from other channels are rushed without directions for us who are new to this type of DIY. Great job thank you xx

  13. They're both beautiful. Love your tutorial. Very precise too. I can't pick one. They're beautiful in there own way. Thanks for sharing your ideas. 👏👏👏👏👏❤❤❤❤

  14. Really great, thank you.. I prefer the all blue blouse and might have put the red patches on the front of the garment instead of the sleeves. 😀

  15. Dear Tiffany… this is really really cool. I love how you explain the job. But….. I hate this music…makes me nervous 🤤. Angela (Belgium)

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