Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Tee

What to do with a white sheet I bought at DI?? Cut it into flowers and sew them onto a plain white tee shirt for a fresh spring look (and no more boring shirts I so often wear)!
Here's how I did it:
First, I cut out my shamrock-shaped flowers. I do have a pattern for these, but can't find the link to them (sorry!) You can just freehand it (that's what I did for the smaller size). Once you bunch them up (see below), you'll never notice imperfections. I double layered the fabric when I cut so I could stitch around the edge. The edges will fray a bit when I wash it, but I think it will look cute like that.
Next, I took my stitched-together flower and bunched up the 'petals.'
Then, I stitched together the base of the flower to give it the puckered look.
Finally, I sewed each flower onto the shirt.

I sewed a lot of big ones together to make the large flower, then smaller ones ascending the side of the collar.
Happy spring!


  1. SO SO cute. Can't believe you made those from a sheet. Sorry I've been such a slacker. I'm back on the wagon :)

  2. OH MY GOSH BETH!! I love this so much, YOu have no idea. I am doing this to a shirt ASAP!! love love love it!

  3. I love this!! Great idea Beth. I can't believe that was previously a sheet! You're amazing!

  4. Wow, Beth, this one is amazing. I love the look and you did such an awesome job on it. It's superb!