I simply cut the strip, gathered a few beads, a section of lace ... and got this after less than 30 minutes.
You could visit my blog to see what the washing machine did that made me create this refashion project.
Step 1: Materials
1 strip of t-shirt
Pearl and clear beads
Sewing needle and thread
Step 2: Cut Hem
NOTE: You may want to practice the steps and see if you like how your rosette looks before attempting to sew it into position.
Cut the bottom of your tee (the hem) to yield a 36cm strip. You can use a longer strip to make a bigger flower or a shorter one to make a smaller flower.
Step 3: Fold and Sew
Fold down to create a triangle at one of the ends. Sew into position.
Step 4: Crease and Sew
3. Crease the lower part of the strip and fold it towards the triangle. Sew into position.
Step 5: Crease and Sew Again
Crease at a lower part along the strip again, this time a further distance away from the 2nd crease. Sew into position.
Step 6: Turn and Sew
Turn the strip towards the first triangle to cover the bottom part of the triangle. Sew into position.
Step 7: Crease, Turn, Cover and Sew
Crease and turn it anti-clockwise. The first triangle should be partially covered. Sew into position.
Step 8: Fold and Sew
Fold the strip down while turning the strip anti-clockwise. Sew into position.
Step 9: Continue
Continue folding and turning at random and sew into position. You should get a rosette that looks something like this. It's ok if your rosette looks lightly different from mine. That's the beauty of it!
Step 10: Sew Rosette and Bead
Sew the rosette onto your plain top. Don't sew it all around the edges because we need to add the lace! Sew beads to the centre.
Step 11: Cut Lace
Get a section of lace.
Step 12: Fold Lace
Fold the straight edge of the lace left and right like an accordion. Sew it in place.
Step 13: Tuck and Sew
Tuck the folded bit of the lace into a corner of the rosette. Sew it in place.
Step 14: Tuck Ends and Sew
Tuck the 2 ends of the lace under the rosette and sew it in place.
Step 15: Done
There you have it, a t-shirt flower with lace as its leave. (^_^)