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.
Step 1: Supplies Needed
Straight Edge Scissors & Pinking Shears
Scrap pieces of fabric, cotton and felt work bes
tFelt for the center of your flower
Step 2: Prepare Your T-shirt
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
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
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
Now create more flowers to change the look.