DIY Shirt

“Fuck Off” DIY Shirt

So in follow up to my OOTD post, I wanted to show you the DIY shirt I made!

My friend Madeline told me about a shirt she had seen on reformation.com. It happened to be a collared shirt with an embroidered “Fuck” and “Off” on each collar (sorry mom, I know its not appropriate!). On reformation.com the words are embroidered in a smaller less dramatic font, oh and happens to retail for $138.00.

We can do better than that price, right?! Yes!

Here is the original version and here are ours!

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My DIY Shirt:

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Madeline’s DIY Shirt:

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Step 1: Madeline and I decided that before we start, we would need to find the perfect font. For us, an elegant cursive font was the wise choice. However, you may do as you please! Thats what a DIY is about anyway: EXPERIMENTATION!

Step 2: We went shopping for the perfect white shirts. I would suggest not to get a store bought shirt, and instead go thrifting for a cheap shirt! However, we were in a bit of a time crunch, so Gap and Ann Taylor were our best bet (both shirts were 40%; not too much was spent).

Step 3: You need black thread and a needle. Use a generous amount of thread. You should double the thread to make it thicker! Then tie a knot at the end of the thread.

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Step 4: You can ether trace or free hand the lettering (use pencil). I would recommend to free hand it, in order to position it the way that you want it.

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Step 5: Now the fun starts! Follow the path of the lettering and backstitch the entire way! make sure once you finish a letter to tie off your work on the underside of the collar.

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DIY Shirt

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(yeah it looks bad underneath, but who cares! No one will see it!)

Step 6: Yay! It looks fantastic! Now you can go over and add some more stitching to thicken the letters in certain places.

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Step 7: Wash your shirt on cold to get off the pencil marks. Then let the shirt air dry so it does not shrink.

Step 8: DONE! Now it is time to show it off!

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You look great! Now you will be the talk of the day with your DIY shrit!

Okay so not the most appropriate shirt, but it is fun! And that is all that matters!

Happy DIYing

Sincerely,

Jack