Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Make and Take

Today I am going to show you how to make an awesome flower from an old knit shirt. Cheap and super cute!
An old tshirt or knit shirt
cardstock circle ( I used a jillibean journal spot)
glue gun
embellishments of your choice
(Please excuse the quality of the indoor pics. )
First cut a strip from your t-shirt. Mine is 15 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide.

Next, use a running stitch up the enter of the strip of fabric.

Fold the fabric in half at the stitching.

Carefully pull your thread to create gathers. You want your fabric strip to be about 9 inches long when you finish gathering.

Now you need your circle and glue. Put a nice size dot right in the center of your circle.

Beging rolling the strip from the center out. Keep it folded in half and roll it tightly. add glue close to the fabric as you go.

When you are done rolling, add a dot of glue and tuck under the edge of the strip.

Now, pull apart and play with the strip until you get a pleasing shape.

Here is the finished flower. The one attached to my pin cushion is a bit smaller and embellished with a button, twisted burlap, and a few leaf stick pins. These were taken outside so you could get a better idea of the color. Much better!!

Hope you enjoyed the Make and Take and can find time to create these cuties for some of your crafty projects! Have a great day!

1 comment:

Thanks for being SIMPLY OBSESSED!