January 09, 2012

Cherry Blossom Tee

One of Rex's preschool teachers is the cutest thing ever.  My sister (whose kids go to the same preschool) made her a shirt just like THIS shirt a while back and she loved it.  When Christmas rolled around I thought it would be fun to make her another embellished tee.  I made her this Cherry Blossom Tee.

Here's the process.
I purchased a plain tee at Target.  I took some ribbon and sewed it on in a random pattern.  (You always want to be careful to try not to stretch the shirt as you sew it on.)  I sewed both side of the ribbon so it would lay flat even after washing.  I melted the ends of the ribbon so they wouldn't fray.

I also cut several circles of this synthetic fabric and melted the edges so it wouldn't fray either.  (You just hold it close to the flame and rotate it around till all the edges are sealed.)

Then I folded the circles in fourths and sewed them on in little clusters.  I pulled out some tiny pink buttons to sew on as well.

I sewed them near the petals.

And there you have it.  I love making a plain shirt a little more interesting.

And best of all, she liked it.  Whew!

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. Darling! I am loving those teeny tiny buttons too. Wonderful job. :)

  2. That is really cute. I have that same shirt in my embellish pile. I will have to try something like this. Thanks for the idea!

  3. super cute! I wish I had more plain shirts to embellish, I never seem to have that many lying around!


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