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Bias Tape Shirt Refashion

Make any button up shirt interesting with this bias tape shirt refashion. Take some bias tape and add a contrast front.

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!

bias tape shirt refashion

It is a simple ways to refashion that are often the best ways to refashion. The bias tape really makes the details of this solid button up shirt, like the curved collar and sleeve placket, pop!

bias tape shirt refashion

Wouldn’t it be fun to mix bright colors? I would love to do a striped button up shirt with polka dotted bias tape or even floral and stripes. The possibilities are endless!

I love button up shirt refashions so much! It’s time to go rummage through my husband’s closet or the thrift store to find shirts to refashion. One of my favorites was turning a button up shirt into a dress!

bias tape shirt refashion

bias tape shirt refashion

Supplies

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

Cut off the excess.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

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

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

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

Sew across at the edge of the shirt.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

Turn right side out.

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

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

Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

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

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

bias tape shirt refashion

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

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.