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September 2010

    Pom-Pom Flower T-Shirt Embellishment Tutorial

    I shared this tutorial over at A Little Knick Knack earlier today and wanted to share it with you all here too.

    Here’s how I added some flower embellishments to a plain t-shirt.

    I found these flowers on Little Miss Momma and she used them to make headbands.
    I fell in love and wanted to add these to my shirt.

    -Two t-shirts- one to cut up, one to use. (I bought the shirts at Michael’s, 2 for $5)
    -Fabric Scissors
    -Fabric pen (optional)
    -Rotary cutter (optional)
    -Cutting mat

    How to:
    I pre-washed both shirts that way if they were to strink they would do it before I started the project.

    -To begin, cut up the center of your “cut” tshirt.

    -Open up the shirt and flatten out one of the new edges you created.

    -Take your rotary cutter or scissors and cut a long strip about 2″ thick from top to bottom of shirt. Cut off the seams at the ends.

    -Fold the long strip multiple times to create 2″ squares.

    -If you like, you can trace a circle onto your fabric with your fabric pen to cut out.
    I just decided to free hand it.

    -Separate all the circles.
    They don’t have to be perfect but if you want to round them out a little, now it the time to do it.

    -Cut out about 20-30 circles. These will be the petals.
    -Cut one more circle the size you want your flower. The petals attach to this piece.

    -Pick up a circle and pinch in the center forming the petal.

    -Thread your needle and sew down the pinch section so it stays together.

    -If you check out the Little Miss Momma tutorial, she just used hot glue to do this and create her flower as a whole. I decided that I wanted to sew it all together because I was going to sew the flowers onto the shirt and I wasn’t sure how hot glue would do in the washer. But if you don’t want to sew them to your shirt you can just use the glue.

    -All sewed together.

    -Sew to the center of large circle you cut for the base.

    – Continue attaching the petals placing them close to one another.

    -Continue adding the petals until you have the flower size and shape you desire.

    -Sew down to shirt. I just hand stitched the back circle to the tshirt.

    -If you don’t want to sew them down, you could attach a pin to the back of it and create a brooch so the flower is removable.

    -I created another flower using a mix of white fabric and my tshirt fabric.

    That’s it!
    Just what it needed!
    Perhaps a few more? I haven’t decided that yet.

    Linking to some of these parties.