Sunday, March 14, 2010

Anthropologie T-shirt Refashion (#4)

Today I have another great T-shirt refashion! I looked at the Anthropologie site and I noticed that a lot of their shirts have flowers around the necks. Here are a few examples:






I love the flower look but not the price tag! So I set out to make mine own!



Here is what I used:
Two t-shirts from my Goodwill pile
A scissors
Needle and thread


Here is how you can make one:

1.) Cut 2 inch strips to make the flowers. (I used ten flowers on my shirt. so I cut out ten strips) I used my brown shirt, so it was jersey material, but you can use any scrap material you have.


2.) Tie a knot at the end of your strip



3. Wrap the "tail" around the knot and continue to wrap the strip around the knot.



4. Continue wrapping, every so often I would twist my fabric to give it a dimension.



5. Once you are all the way around fold the end to the back.

6. Use a Straight pin to hold it in place



7. Use your needle and thread to hand sew some stitches on the back to keep the flowers shape.



{I rolled all my flowers first and then I sewed them all at once. This is something you can do while watching TV or listening to music.}



8. Once all the flowers are done, play around with how you would like them to be arranged.


Once you decide on an arrangement, hand sew the flowers on.

I am thinking of adding some leaves to these flowers too.







I am linking to these parties!

24 comments :

jenjen said...

Very cute! I love repurposing things that I already have. Awesome project!

XOOX
Jen

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Very cute! I am loving this series!

Melissa said...

Very, very cute...I was checking out sales this weekend but didn't buy anything because I can do it myself - I love this and all the posts in the series...

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great job!

CC said...

I love what your doing with your tee's. They're just adorable..and I like that you're making something sweet out of things on hand. Fantastic work..

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is sooo stinkin's cute! I need to make something for me. almost everything I make is for the kids. I've got to try using jersey too. I've never done that. Thanks for sharing how to do the flowers. Love it!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Great job on your refashion. They look really cute. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Patti said...

I love how you gave your t-shirt an updated re-do!! Stop over tomorrow to see what you can do with the rest of your brown t-shirt ... I will be posting how to make necklaces from t-shirts!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Hi,
I just found your blog from BNOTP and I love it. I am your newest follower!
Bonnie
http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

Prior said...

way to go girl, great look, great price and you get to brag you did it yourself! Lezlee

terrid614 said...

i love love love these! i want to make some PINK ones! too cute! thanks so much for sharing...i found your blog from 'todays creative blog'...

Holly said...

Those flowers are fab! I have a couple of shirts I bought with flowers (on clearance at the gap) and get tons of compliments...I am ready to flower all of my T's.
Holly
504 Main

Misty said...

Such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

This is great! I love anthro but the prices can be so steep!
I love your blog title, too!

Hugs, L

Lynette said...

I never thought of adding flowers to stripes before! I have a couple striped shirts I'm not super fond of that would love flowers on them! Thanks for the idea.

Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

You do such a great job! It inspires me to give the t-shirt refashioning thing another go (last time I wasn't so successful) Thanks for showing your work!

Andrea said...

I love those little jersey flowers and really need to make something with those soon!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Kate Bagley said...

Super cute! It's amazing what can be done with some imagination and effort!

Anne said...

That looks great!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Very cute! What a great idea!

Andy Porter said...

You're so talented! Those anthropology clothes are out of control expensive! Great idea!

Aisyah Helga said...

Very cute! FYI, I've linked this tutorial to my blog. Thanks!
http://mytinkerspace.blogspot.com/

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

very cute fawnda.
I'd love to have this linked to my weekly link party "Make my Style Mondays"

www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I used your tutorial to spice up a maxi dress. Check it out here
http://craftdiscovery.blogspot.com/2010/05/maxi-dress-refashion.html

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