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Title: Questions on DIY combat shirts
Post by: thewolf on January 29, 2019, 08:41:11 PM
Question 1 - Do any of you guys have a tutorial on making combat shirts? I have the concept down but my first attempt left a lot to be desired - My base shirt was too small and didn't really match up with my bdu top/shoulders (I used a medium t-shirt and a medium bdu top).

Question 2 - What is the best way to sew pockets onto the shoulders?  I have an old Singer sewing machine and getting the material to lay flat with the shoulders is a PITA.

Thanks fellas.
Title: Re: Questions on DIY combat shirts
Post by: WhiskeyTwoFour on January 30, 2019, 02:06:33 PM
Search, "raglan shirt sewing pattern," on the Google.  Buy a paper pattern or download it.  Use it to practice your combat shirt making.  Replace the stretch material on the sleeves with your nyco or similar.  Add a collar.  Add pockets.

Then develop your own pattern.  Don't use their pattern to make shirts for sale.
Title: Re: Questions on DIY combat shirts
Post by: WhiskeyTwoFour on January 30, 2019, 02:07:22 PM
Are you trying to surface mount the pocket to the sleeve or is the pocket a panel of the sleeve?
Title: Re: Questions on DIY combat shirts
Post by: Migo on February 01, 2019, 03:06:34 AM
I made some out of old jackets and shirts (Woodland, German Flecktarn, ...). For example:
https://www.facebook.com/DownrangeGear/photos/a.608984279243298/661596380648754/?type=3&theater

But there's no pattern, it's just putting two "old things together".

- Migo
Title: Re: Questions on DIY combat shirts
Post by: thewolf on February 10, 2019, 10:24:00 AM
Are you trying to surface mount the pocket to the sleeve or is the pocket a panel of the sleeve?

Surface mounting the pocket - taking the pockets off a bdu top and sewing it onto the sleeve.

I'm not making anything for profit - simply making my own tops.