[Make Your Mark DIY] Marko-Polo! How to add Style to Polo Shirts

Have you ever been to an event and ended up with a polo style shirt with a logo on it that you would NEVER wear? I must have 20 of these shirts! Polo style shirts are everywhere and as much as I love wearing them, I wanted mine to be a little different so I came up with a way to add a little pizzazz to them. It’s super easy to do and I think you’ll have a blast. This is a great project for guys and girls and even more fun for kids!

I used anime fabric for this one but you could use a more conservative fabric if you wanted to. It’s up to you!

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Anime Polo Shirt Version

This is the style I’m more likely to wear.

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Black Chic Version

You’ll need basic sewing supplies and a selection of fabrics that you like.

Create your pocket by using another pocket on a different shirt for a pattern guide.

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Stage 1

Press your pocket.

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Stage 2

Create your placket by folding and pressing a strip of fabric to the size of the placket.

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Stage 3

Pin your pieces in place.

Stitch on the pocket.

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Stage 5

Remove the buttons and stitch on the placket.

Replace the buttons and you’re done!

How to Add Style to a Polo Shirt DIY Tutorial by Mark Montano Stage 7

Here’s the finished project:

Make sure to grab a copy of The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2 for more fashion recycling projects!

The Big Ass Book of Crafts Volume 2 by Mark Montano

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  1. Hey, I think I can do this!! Thank you, Mark!

  2. That is so darn clever Mark. I love it.

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