T-Shirt Makeover and More

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by Tea Rose Home

I found these t-shirts at Gap when I found the socks I used for the little girls leg warmer tutorial. They were reduced to $4.99 and ON TOP OF THAT, they were having a special sale for an additional 40% off on sale items. I only paid $ 2.99 each.

I didn't buy them just because they were cheap. I had a project I wanted to try for a while. I was inspired by a tutorial on  this blog and decided to give it a try.

You will need:

  • 2 t-shirts
  • Matching Thread (I used DMC floss)

1. Cut circles out of one t-shirt. I made one template out of cereal box. The largest circle is 2 3/4". Then cut two smaller circles to put on top of it. I made 15 sets to cover the whole front neck line.

2. I folded the layered circle in 1/4 and sewed.

4. Sew them onto the other t-shirt by hand. Then it is ready to wear!

I saw a pretty t-shirt in the JCrew catalog and have been keeping an eye on them. This is a great way to make a look alike t-shirt inexpensively. I have to tell you though, after I washed it, those flowers layed flat and didn't look the same as in the picture, so, I sewed some of the petals of each flower together so it would hold the open flower look better.

I still have some left over t-shirt. It was really a good amount of fabrics, so I went through all my fabrics and found a match. It was the Amy Butler fabric I used in the  headband tutorial. Then, I made Rachel a new tunic dress! I made it a little bigger (well... like 2 sizes bigger) so she can wear it for a while. I had so much fun with those projects.

Six dollars for these two finished items, I am very happy about that. How was my tutorial week? It was a lot of work to do three tutorials in one week but I also had a lot of fun! Especially when I got comments from you all letting me know how much fun you had or that you made the project for your loved ones. It is very rewarding.

Thank you all for enjoying this week with me, I will see you on Monday!

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  • Jackie Jackie on Apr 28, 2022

    I am sooooo going to do this. Think I put a faux Pearl in the center. Thank you for the detailed instructions and the inspiration!!

  • MTzilla MTzilla on Jan 20, 2023

    Awesome neckline embellishment!! You could also use a tunic length shirt/tshirt in a knit fabric, cut the bottom off to new length, and use that cut piece to make your circles.