Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Feeling Crafty Lately....

The next time you go to log onto Etsy, go to the search tab and type in "Tutorial". You will be amazed at the several hundred results that will turn up. This is where I found this adorable t-shirt craft project from Eliza Axel.
The kit came in the mail and I was feeling crafty....

Basically the idea is simple. You will need 2 t-shirts to make 1 complete. one will rest as the base, while the other is cut up into fat hearts, or circles for the flowers. Two ways to go about making the flowers, you can take your needle and thread and baste stitch through the heart, gathering them at the bottom like a flower garland. Or you can make tiny circles and hand stitch them onto the shirt as seen at Hope Studios tutorial for making rosettes.

Once your garland is made, you can hand place them onto the shirt and then stitch them into place.

And Viola!! A fabulous & frilly t-shirt.

This was definitely a fun project. I've already found pink tutu's on ebay for my mannequins for a valentine display. I think they will be wearing fun tops like this as well!!

3 comments:

Jenni Horne said...

Love it!!!

Heather said...

What a fun shirt/project!

Gail said...

I might just try this!! I would be a great gift idea and looks relatively inexpensive to make...