The Craft Patch: Two Embellished Tees

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Two Embellished Tees

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I can finally post some of the projects I've been working on all through December!

I picked up two inexpensive plain t-shirts for my teenage sister. But like my 5 year old daughter would say, everything is better when it's fancy.

For the first shirt, I made three different types of flowers out of matching poly-satin from Hobby Lobby. I bought 1/4 yard for something like 60 cents and had tons left over. The flowers have a felt backing with a pin so that they can be taken off to wash the shirt. I didn't think they would fare well in the washer.

This second shirt is my baby. I am so excited to share it with you...

Here's how I made it...
I tacked a scrap of white knit fabric inside the shirt, then went to town sewing the sunburst design in a coordinating pink thread. I went over the design several times. Then I carefully slipped my scissors in between the green and white fabric and cut the slits so that the white shows through and the green edges kind of roll up. I turned the shirt inside-out and cut away the excess white fabric and tah-dah! All together it's a pretty cool look and was so fun to do.
A little close up:

Now all that's left to do is to make one for myself!


  1. LOVE the sunburst! MUST try it out for myself!

  2. that sunburst shirt is amazing!!! thank for sharing...i may try it out! if i do, i'll link to your blog. hope you all had a wonderful Christmas...have a very happy new year!!

  3. I LOVE this-- much better fancy. I am so impressed. I might have to fancify my plain t's as well.

  4. I agree... that sunburst shirt is amazing - Love it!
    The Spangler @
    The Quick Unpick

  5. I used this tutorial on my blog and I really enjoyed doing it! It had great results :)


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