I love rosettes…on just about anything.
So why not add a few rosettes to the tank. I love the ones from J Crew and Anthropologie. (Did I mention that I LOVE Anthropologie??? *sigh*)
Want to make a cute new shirt??
Here’s what you’ll need…
- old shirt or fabric
- scraps of felt
- scissors, needle, thread, straight pins
I used a tank top and a piece of ribbed knit cotton, cut into 1 inch strips. The length of your strip will depend on how big you want your rosette.
It should be taking shape now and starting to look like a rosette! You can make this as big or small as you want, depends on the size of strips you started with. When I decided on the size, I stuck a straight pin through the entire thing to keep it together while I made others.
Grab your felt, scissors, needle and thread…
Ok, go ahead and sew right through the middle of your rosette. Once I had it through the center, I reinserted it at an angle and continued doing this two or three times until I felt like I had sewn through all of the layers and was confident that it wasn’t going to unravel!
*Now i will warn you, this can be difficult at times, depending on how big or thick your rosette is. I used a little piece of grippy shelf liner to help pull the needle through from time to time.
Place your rosette on the shirt, you can hold it or pin it while you sew. I just held mine in place, my fingers were feeling like pincushions at this point, it was just easier at this point! Use a simple stitch of your choice and sew it to the shirt. Easy peasy.
Thanks B for the finished pictures!!!
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