How to Design a Fishing Shirt

How to Design a Fishing Shirt
Everyone who fishes needs a good shirt to wear out on the water, one that will serve their needs so they don't have to reach into their tackle box every five seconds. Function is usually the primary focus of fishing shirts. Here is a short piece about designing your own fishing shirt.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Shirt vest Sewing Needle Thread
  • Shirt
  • vest
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread
Step 1
Shop at a thrift store and get the proper shirt. You may also want to pick up a vest. Suggested material for the vest and the shirt would be denim. Denim is tougher than a lot of other materials and it isn't as bulky as canvas.
Step 2
Sew on some pockets. If you are unskilled with a needle, enlist the aid of one of your more nimble fingered friends or relatives. Many denim shirts will be button-up shirts. Many button-up shirts will have two pockets already on the breast. That leaves places below those pockets to have more sewn on. With four pockets, you should be set, but if you are an avid fisherman you can always sew pockets onto the upper sleeves as well.
Step 3
Adorn the shirt with patches or anything you feel is relevant to your fishing shirt. Make it unique. Be creative and have fun fishing.

Article Written By Heather Broeker

Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.

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