DIY leather frocket

I got this button down shirt today from a thrift store...score! However, I didn't care for the top front pocket (frocket) because it had the logo inscription on it. Simple fix. Put some leather on it!

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Materials:

  • Shirt (mine was thrifted for $3!)
  • Leather scraps
  • Sewing machine
  • Some sort of super glue or hot glue
  • Seam ripper
  • Sharpie
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First, I removed the pocket from the shirt with my seam ripper.

First, I removed the pocket from the shirt with my seam ripper.

I had some fun colored leather left over from another project so I used that to make my new pocket!

I had some fun colored leather left over from another project so I used that to make my new pocket!

I decided to just cover the old pocket with the new fabric so it would be a little sturdier.

I decided to just cover the old pocket with the new fabric so it would be a little sturdier.

I took my old pocket and traced the shape onto my leather leaving about a centimeter from the edge so there was enough room for me to fold over the fabric to secure it.

I took my old pocket and traced the shape onto my leather leaving about a centimeter from the edge so there was enough room for me to fold over the fabric to secure it.

Cut out the pattern you traced. **I recommend good fabric scissors especially if your going to use leather, it can be a little tough to cut through.

Cut out the pattern you traced. **I recommend good fabric scissors especially if your going to use leather, it can be a little tough to cut through.

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I used E6000 glue (because it's strong and it's all I had in the house) but you could also use a glue gun (but make sure the glue isn't elevated or you'll have lumps). I glued around the edges and  folded it over to secured it to the old pocket.

I used E6000 glue (because it's strong and it's all I had in the house) but you could also use a glue gun (but make sure the glue isn't elevated or you'll have lumps). I glued around the edges and  folded it over to secured it to the old pocket.

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Next, move to your sewing machine. I made a seam along the top to give it a little something extra!

Next, move to your sewing machine. I made a seam along the top to give it a little something extra!

Then sew your pocket to the shirt where the old pocket was. I used a straight stitch around the entire thing and made it a 2.0 stitch. **tip: If you use a smaller stitch it will puncture little holes through the leather and the thread will break. So I recommend using a 2.0 or larger stitch! **tip: you can't use pins to pin your leather to the shirt because the leather is so thick. Also you'll be able to see see the holes you make from the pins if you do get them through.

Then sew your pocket to the shirt where the old pocket was. I used a straight stitch around the entire thing and made it a 2.0 stitch.

**tip: If you use a smaller stitch it will puncture little holes through the leather and the thread will break. So I recommend using a 2.0 or larger stitch!

**tip: you can't use pins to pin your leather to the shirt because the leather is so thick. Also you'll be able to see see the holes you make from the pins if you do get them through.

Ta da!!!! Finished and super cute. An updated version of an old thrifted shirt.

Ta da!!!! Finished and super cute. An updated version of an old thrifted shirt.

I think the colorful leather gives it a fun, unique look! Enjoy!!

I think the colorful leather gives it a fun, unique look! Enjoy!!