Monday, March 1, 2010

Easy DIY T-Shirt Rehab #2

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
ribbon
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 excited to work on some more T-shirt rehabs so keep an eye out for those! : )


I am linking to these parties!



19 comments :

Nezzy said...

Well, this Ozarks farm chick thinks that about as cute as a warm fuzzy chick on a spring day! Precious way to dress up a plain tee. Thanks!

God bless ya'll from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Brenbren said...

Fab! Love it!

Jennifer said...

So cute!

MelanyTN said...

That is very cute! AND - I thank you because I was trying to decide what to share on my blog today and I remembered my shirt rehab I did this weekend. ;) Off to take some pictures! Thanks again for sharing. I love it!

Briana Priester said...

This is such a fabulous idea! I have so many shirts just sitting in my closet! Fabulous.

Thanks!
~Briana

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

rEally cute fawnda. Love that you included the stems!

3XMom said...

very cute - LOVE Goodwill t-shirts. Will have to try this - thanks!

Misty said...

So cute....and creative!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

CUTE! You're so good. I'm so busy working on the kids stuff or the house that I never do anything for myself. I've got to do better about that.

tracyg said...

very cute!
tracyg

Jennifer @ No Place Life Home said...

Adorable! Now I want to go through my shirts and get creative.

kirstin & jordan said...

What a great idea!
If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

Andy Porter said...

It's so cute all dolled up like that! I think we all love seeing Spring projects...we're so ready for warm and sun and flowers! Your shirt is so cheery! Great job Fawnda!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

How creative! You're getting me in the mood for spring :).

Its So Very Cheri said...

How creative are you. Those would be adorable along the bottom of a little girls dress-like a flower garden.

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Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-treasures-week-13.html

The Harris Family said...

So much fun and perfect for spring. thanks for sharing the how to-I have a few shirts that would be perfect.

AUDRA said...

Free is my favorite price tag too. Thanks for sharing. Great!

Alisa said...

That is very cute! AND - I thank you because I was trying to decide what to share on my blog today

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