The private school where I teach (along with DH and our kids also attend) requires us to wear polo shirts. Polos are one thing I’ve never tried making. I buy the $5 ones at Old Navy during our tax free weekend. Occasionally I find them at a thrift store for less than $5. Last year, I managed to get a hole in my navy blue polo. It was still in really good shape otherwise. I hated to throw it away!
It really is a little hole and lucky for me (and my daughter), it’s below where the hem needs to be for her.
So, I just trimmed it off. Ignore my horrible cutting…I just eyeballed it and clearly didn’t do a very good job. Hemming will fix that!
I also took the side seams in a bit so it wasn’t quite so baggy on her.
Turn up the hem – I turn under 1/4″ and then another 3/4″ so the hem looks neat and you don’t see any unfinished edges.
Hem the shirt with a double needle for a professional finished look. Make sure to hem with the right side up if you’re using a double needle. Also, this is one of the many reasons I love these clips – it doesn’t matter which way I put them on, I can sew with either side up. With pins, you have to sew with the side you pined facing up.
The finished product – a pretty good fit for my teenager and there are no holes in it!