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 pen (optional)
-Rotary cutter (optional)
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.
Just what it needed!
Perhaps a few more? I haven’t decided that yet.
Linking to some of these parties.