DIY Leather Pocket Tee

This Leather pocket tee DIY inspiration came from a Zara Tee. It only requires beginner level sewing skills – no machine needed! I plan on added a few more pockets to a dress or shirt here and there because its so simple to do and the result is really fun:)
{Wrap Bracelet: c/o Conversation Pieces, Craftsandlove, gift from sis, Jeans: Levis, Tee: Target to DIY}
Grey Tee (Got mine for $8 at Target) 
Leather or faux leather fabric 
(This swatch I picked up from a local interior design store – often they get rid of their old swatch books for free!)
Thread and Needle
1) Pre-shrink your tee so that you can prevent unwanted wrinkling around the pocket.
2) Pre-measure and cut your pocket shape of choice out of your leather fabric. 
(It makes it easier to cut 1/2 of the pocket, fold in half, and cut around the folded edge to finish a symmetrical pocket.)
3) Hand stitch or sew along the edge with a strong needle or leather needle and thick black thread. 
Time: 15 -30 minutes (depending if you machine sew or hand stitch)
Cost: $8

Tips for sewing with leather:
Use a pliers to pull the needle in and out or you will get blisters! If its faux leather it is a thinner fabric and easier to sew.
Check often that your pocket is lined up straight with your tee so that you prevent crooked lines. 
Using a thimble might also help when you are weaving the needle in and out.
And now for a little humor, I present to you the pony tail flip (inspired by my sister Madeline)….
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You know, just letting my personality shine through here….;)

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Shannon is one of those girls who has a natural beauty about her. I think its her genuine smile and classy style. Her kind heart is contagious! I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do, and I promise you will get some fantastic style inspiration while you are there!
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True Beauty Files: Neutral Mash Up

{Jacket: Loft, Satin Tank: Thrifted (similar), Shorts: c/o Windsor Store, Shoes: H&M (similar), Bag: Vintage Thrifted, Necklace: c/o LYLIF, Macaroy Kangaroo, Cuff: Francesca’s, Ring: H&M, Earrings: Stitched + Adorned (Out of stock but also can find here), Lip Color: Covergirl Spellbound}
Style Word: An easy way to dress up your printed shorts is to add a jacket over your tank. Can wear with both flats or heels and your good to go!
We soaked the summer out of this weekend…
Grilling with family,
Boat time on the lake,
Polish Horshoes and Washers with neighbors,
Swimming….and pretending we were Olympians,
and sleeping our exhausted selves till Monday morning!
(More weekend snapshots on instagram.)
How was yours??
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The True Beauty Files:
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 
~ Audrey Hepburn

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