Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flower Tee Applique Tutorial

Flower appliques are everywhere right now. I was inspired to DIY one I saw in a magazine. I chose 2 coordinating fabrics, and a basic cream v-neck shirt. Cut your fabric 3 X 10, I cut 3 of each print, fold in half lengthwise and iron. 
I used my ruffler foot to gather the fabric, this can also be done by hand, the ruffler foot is MUCH faster!  Mine was set to ruffle every stitch, and stitch length was at a 2.5 

Gather each piece with your ruffler, then put your regular foot back on. You will need to to sew the seam shut. 

Now you are ready to sew on your buttons!  I have a wide selection....

As I sewed the button on, I pulled the center together even more so the gathering stitch didn't show. Once you are happy with your flowers, you can add them to your shirt. I arranged mine first, then tacked them on with my needle and thread. I added a few extra stitches to the tops because the flowers are a little big and you don't want them to flop forward. That's it! This project took me maybe 45 minutes to complete.

Just for fun I added one flower to the bottom of the shirt too. What a fun way to dress up a basic tee! 


slommler said...

Adorable!! And sew easy!!
Thanks for sharing the idea!

rustandruffles said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Anthropologie here you come!! A must on my to-do list!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very cute and your color choice is so in style right now :-)
Thanks for the tip. jj