Oh, I have been dying to make one of these DIY Flower T-Shirts for almost a year. I even found two shirts at Target for $1.98 each, (Ah, how I love Target. Like Kirsten said before, we aren’t even being paid for these endorsements, but we do love the place.) These shirts having been hanging out in the bottom of my “to-do craft” pile. I finally got a vision for what I wanted and got working.
Here is what you will need:
- 2 of the same t-shirts (If you are going to do this with a friend, I would suggest just buying 3 shirts and getting one as large as you can so you can share the fabric from it.)
- a needle and thread
- tulle (I did mine in a matching color, but do what you like.)
First off, I found something round (my handy rice cooker measuring cup) that was the size I wanted for my flowers. (I made circle flowers, but you could really use any shape. I have seen hearts or stars as well.)
Then I cut the circles out and did the same thing with my tulle. I actually made a template out of construction paper for the tulle.
I cut out two fabric pieces and one piece of tulle for each flower I wanted. I wanted my flowers to have the fun contrast of the tulle in between so that is where I put that piece. I think it might be fun to add another layer of tulle or you could do more layers of the fabric flowers if you wanted.
Then I laid the circles down on my shirt to get the spacing the way I wanted. I don’t think you can go wrong here. I would just place them where you want. I guess I should mention that you probably want an odd number of flowers. It will look better aesthetically.
Now I have to admit, I am not a huge pinner, but it made this project so much easier. So go ahead and grab those pins and put those flowers in their place.
To secure my flowers to the shirt, I used a straight stitch in a circle shape. I used a lighter color for the thread cause I liked the contrast and the circle gave the flower a cute shape.
Sew all your flowers onto your shirt and in no time you will have…
I can’t beleive how quickly this came together and it really didn’t cost me much at all to make. I am so excited to have another fun cute t-shirt!