DIY Floral Yoke Top

Written by Vivian of Vivileen.

I have another shirt makeover for you this month. This time I thought it would be fun to add a floral yoke to a simple button down shirt! (Do you say button down or button up? It’s a never ending argument between my husband and me if button up or button down is correct.)  This was an easy project and a fun way to customize a plain denim or chambray shirt.

DIY floral yoke shirt

DIY floral yoke shirt


any plain shirt with a yoke

floral fabric


paper and pencil

needle and thread

DIY floral yoke shirt

I used a thrifted denim shirt that had some holes at the seams so it worked out perfect for this project!


First trace the front yoke of the shirt and create a template for cutting the floral fabric.




Trace and cut the yoke template onto your floral fabric.  Add about an extra quarter inch all the way around.

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Press under 1/4″ all the way around.


Pin the floral yoke in place.


Top stitch all the way around

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Repeat all steps for the other side of the shirt and show off your new floral yoke!

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