Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion


Contrast Bound Shirt: A Simple Button Up Shirt Refashion

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!
Its a simple way to update a shirt to make it really pop! Wouldn't it be fun with bright colors or even a pattern?
Button up shirt
Marking tool
Bias binding (homemade or store bought)
Sewing Supplies*

1. I wanted curved peter pan collars and matching curved sleeve cuffs. I used a cup to round the corners of each.
2. Cut off the excess.
3. 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.
4.  Fold the middle fold the wrong way, but leave the sides folding the right way.
5. Sew across at the edge of the shirt.
6. Turn right side out.
7. Poke the corner out and the sew down the other side.
8. To finish the binding of the cuff just fold the raw edge over so it will be enclosed inside the binding.


  1. 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.

  2. Love the pop of color!! I've linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:


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