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Flower Appliqued T-Shirt

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I’ve noticed alot of lovely flower appliques adorning t-shirts lately that can cost a pretty penny. But it’s so much fun to make your own with some scrap fabric and an inexpensive tee.
I wanted to give my shirt a few different looks, so I created my flowers with snaps so they’re easy to remove and change. It also makes it so much easier to launder.

I made my appliques out of cotton, but try some other fabric, like felt, linen or leather.
 
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Step 1: Supplies Needed

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T-shirt
Straight Edge Scissors & Pinking Shears
Needle
Embroidery Thread
Scrap pieces of fabric, cotton and felt work bes
tFelt for the center of your flower
Snaps

Step 2: Prepare your T-shirt

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Prepare Your T-Shirt: Using the neckline as your guide, with your straight edge scissor, cut below it to create a nice scoop-necked shape. I kept the front and back together and cut around the neckline to create the scoop in the back as well.

With your red embroidery thread, sew a simple straight stitch around the neckline.

Step 3: Create Your Flowers

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With your pinking shears, cut several, varied-sized circles from your scrap fabric. It’s ok if they’re not perfectly round.

Start to layer them on top of each other to create a flower.

Cut a small circle from the black felt to create the center and sew it on the layered flower with a simple french knot. (Bring needle up from back of fabric, twirl thread around needle three times and insert the needle into same hole, knot on back) Voila!
 

Step 4: Sew Your Snaps

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Sew the first half of the snap onto the back of each flower and then the second half to your shirt.


Step 5: Create More Flowers

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Now create more flowers to change the look.
patmac3 years ago
The snaps are genius. The flowers are simple to make and the shirt looks great! Thanks.
Facci Designs (author) 3 years ago
I'm sorry, what is what? velcro? it's a fabric hook-and-loop fasteners. You can google it
Facci Designs (author) 3 years ago
oh, thank you so much. I guess you could also use velcro
ChrysN3 years ago
Pretty, I like how you used snaps so that they are interchangeable.