Flower Embellished T-shirt

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For an up-to-the-minute look, try this idea to breathe new life into a tired old long-sleeved T-shirt. The sleeves have been cut up to make a dainty flower corsage for the neckline. The flowers are so simple you’ll want to make more and embellish other garments, too.
You will need:
- Long-sleeved T-shirt
- Paper
- 1 spool matching all-purpose sewing thread

Source: ,Dressmaking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making you...

Step 1

Cut the sleeves off your T-shirt—we cut ours to leave a small cap sleeve

Step 2

Make a 3/8 in (1cm) hem at the bottom of each sleeve and hand stitch in place.

Step 3

Cut through the side seams of the sleeves that you removed in order to make single layers of fabric. Draw a flower shape onto paper to use as a template. Cut it out, and use it to cut flowers from the sleeve.

Step 4

To make a flower, pinch the center to bring the petals together. Secure with a stitch.

Step 5

Scatter the flowers on the front of the T-shirt to help you decide where to position them. Pin them in place.

Step 6

Stitch each flower down using a small stitch: this will be hidden by the petals. Fluff the flowers and then you're done!

Step 7

This T-shirt how-to is excerpted with permission from "Dressmaking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making your Own Clothes" by Alison Smith.

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