I am getting excited for spring (even though it is still probably 2 months away, here in the great white north!) so, I am sprucing up some of my plain T-shirts! For this T-shirt I used materials I already had so it was TOTALLY FREE! That is my favorite price tag! :)
I used two shirts from my goodwill pile:
I also used:
buttons from my stash
needle and thread
sewing machine (But this is optional!)
I liked the eyelet on the bottom of this one... I thought it would make a cool flower!
So I cute it off the bottom and that left me with 2 strips to make the flowers!
Here is how I made the flowers:
I hand sewed a running stitch across the unfinished edge of the strip
I gathered the fabric on the tread.
I made a circle with the gathered piece.
I whip stitched the ends together to finish off the flower.
I made a second flower a little smaller.
To make the flower smaller make the WIDTH shorter... keep the length the same.
I found two buttons that would look good as the centers.
Placed them on the shirt where I thought that they would look good. I attached them by hand sewing the button to the flower and shirt at the same time. The flowers were still a little flimsy so I hand stitched in a few places to tack the flowers down on the edges.
Then I cut some ribbon that would be long enough to act as BOTH stems.
I cut TWO slits on the bottom part of the T-shirt where I wanted the stems to end.
I hand sewed a few stitches to tack the ribbon in place under the smaller flower.
I brought the ribbon down and threaded it through the slits and tied a knot around the slits and brought the ribbon back up to the 2nd flower and tacked it in the same way as the smaller flower.
(Here is a close up of the knot)
I tied another piece of ribbon in a bow around the bottom to hid the hole from the slits.
At this point I was going to leave it and call it good. So I tried it on and the ribbons were a little floppy so I decided to sew them down with a sewing machine. This could also be done by hand.
Cute and ready for SPRING!
I am linking to these parties!