With all the extra men's button-down shirts that can be found at thrift stores, sew them into something else with one of these men's shirt redesign tutorials!
I love refashioning men's button-down shirts. It is certainly at the top of my list of favorite items to remodel. There is a lot of fabric and woven fabric is always easy to work with. I love reusing the placket in a unique way!
To show you what you can do with a men's shirt. I found many great tutorials, so you might want to try one with a men's shirt you have on hand.
What is remodeling?
To remodel is to shape clothes again or differently. I usually use this to describe when I sew clothes to fit differently or to have a different look, but the majority of the item remains the same.
What is upcycling?
Upcycling involves reusing a material to create something better than the original. I generally use this to describe when I'm sewing adult clothing into children's clothing or when I'm sewing clothing into an accessory or home item.
Why reuse a men's button-down shirt?
A men's button-down shirt is made from quality fabrics like a cotton shirt or cotton flannel. It is a pleasant fabric to wear and easy to sew.
There are lots of great details to reuse like the front button placket, front pocket and curved hem of the shirt. There's also a lot of fabric in a shirt, so it works for most projects.
Do you like remodeling? Check out these lists of redesign ideas! There is something for every taste !
Refashion Button-Down Shirt for Women
Buttoned shirt makeover for kids
If you make anything using this sewing project, I'd love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and identify me!