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.

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  • Pam
    September 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Well that looks like something I can handle. Very cute.

  • Kayla
    September 30, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    That's an adorable way to jazz up a plain tee. I'll have to try and make some of these flowers. You really could do so much with them.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  • hiyaluv
    October 1, 2010 at 12:16 am

    so cute:)

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    October 1, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Super cute! Love the color. 🙂 Thanks for the visit today!

  • d @ dthatssewme
    October 1, 2010 at 4:34 am

    That tee is soo cute! I've done a few tee re-do lately…would love you to check them out and maybe follow along.
    I'm your newest follower!

  • Katie P
    October 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing how to do these! I've been seeing them all over blogland and knew they had to be pretty easy, but I just didn't know how to do them! Awesome!

    Katie P
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  • Alison
    October 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    This is so clever! I keep wanting to do a t-shirt refashion, love yours!

  • Kara
    October 2, 2010 at 4:45 am

    So cute Allison!!! I will def be making these!

  • Aubree
    October 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. Visiting from Tatertots and bookmarking for future reference.

  • Theresa
    October 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Very, very clever! I want to update a dress of mine and this may be the perfect fix!
    I'm visiting from Frou Frou Decor.

  • Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    October 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    This shirt turned out so stinkin cute! Great job! your blog is adorable and I am in love with the pictures in your header!!!

  • Christine
    October 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Wow these are so cute! Great job!

  • southernscraps
    October 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Cute! Flowers and tshirts are such fun projects.

  • Page
    October 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Love this tutorial – thanks!!

  • Vintage Dutch Girl
    October 6, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Dontcha just LOVE funky fun fabric adornments?!? SO pretty 🙂 Thanks for the tute!

  • goldfine
    October 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Pretty pretty pretty! I think I might try this to upcycle some older shirts…I have some pretty plain shirts that are awesome colors but have a few stains…I could either use those for the flower petals, or maybe strategically place the flowers to hide the stains!

  • Crystal
    October 8, 2010 at 12:31 am

    So cute. Great job!

  • Katie P
    October 13, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Hey Allison! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I just put up some pics of one I made and linked back to you as the feature!

    Thanks again!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge
    Pom Pom Fabric Flowers

  • Hanna
    October 25, 2010 at 1:07 am

    HI! I came by to check out this awesome tutorial and decided to become a follower:) LOve your blog. You can find me at http://www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com


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