This tutorial was promised a l o n g time ago and goes with the T-Shirt to Tank Top Tute ! It is a great way to use T-Shirt Scraps from all your T-Shirt Makeovers.
Mine are all listed on the Projects 4 Me page of my blog.
T-Shirt Fabric Scraps in Two Colors
Fleece or Felt Scrap
2 or 3 Flower Patterns
(I used Mini Cookie Cutters for the pattern)
A Pencil or Chalk
I'm using white T-Shirt fabric and custom dyed purple. (Click HERE for the custom dye job tutorial.)
Begin by tracing your flower patterns on the T-Shirt scraps and cutting them. I used the cookie cutters for the largest and smallest flowers, but needed a middle size. I laid the smallest cookie cutter on the fabric and traced it pretty big to get the middle flower size.
Cut 6 flowers in each size.
I cut four white and two purple then layered
Using a plastic bottle cap for a pattern, I cut 2 small circles from the fleece scrap.
Here is everything cut with the patterns used.
I sewed the largest set of layered fabric flowers to the fleece circle. See how I just made a quick circle with the sewing machine?
This could be done by hand, too. The stitches are pretty close to the center of the flowers. I want the edges to be fluffy, but don't want the bottom layers of fabric to overtake the smaller layers.
The medium size flowers were arranged the same as the large ones.
as well as the smallest flowers.
With a regular needle and thread along with my grandmother's thimble, the layers were stitched on top along with the button. If you want the back to be nice and tidy, hot glue the second fleece circle to the back.
After a quick fluff, it was pinned!
Pretty quick and simple!
I love it!