Felt Flower t-shirt tutorial {Guest Post}

    Posted by  ·  March 31, 2012

    Hello, it is such a huge honor to be here today. I have been a fan of Skip to my Lou for a very long time.

    My name is Lindsay & I run a blog called Southern Lovely. I am a busy mom of three little ones, who constantly keep me running. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy creating. It’s my outlet, really.Today I am going to share a fun spring sewing project, that can be altered in a variety of ways.

    My girls were in need of a few spring shirts, and since I’ve had lots of fun making skirts for them, I decided to embellish some t-shirts. I saw this adorable tutorial for a onesie, and thought it would be fun to put my own spin on it.

    Here’s what I did–

    Felt (I used three colors for an ombre effect)
    Sewing Machine

    Trace 2 inch petals on your felt & cut.

    I initially cut 7 petals for each row, but I will explain below that you only need 5 for each row.
    So a total of 15 traced & cut.

    Arrange your petals on your shirt. The best way that I found, is to start in the middle & work out. You need to make sure your center petal is exactly in the middle. Pin the top row, then move to the second & then the last. You can arrange however you feel looks best, I liked having them right below each other.

    Now it’s time to attach the petals to the shirt.
    I started with the top row & stitched a straight line.
    Then lift up the top row & move to the second row, then finish with the third.
    Let me explain why the row of seven petals didn’t work. I had my daughter try it on & it looked like the petals were overtaking her. I had to laugh, even though I knew it was going to be more work for me. So my seam ripper & I had a nice little go at it for a while. πŸ™‚
    I really like how it looks with FIVE petals on each row.
    Much better.

    And my little model had fun showing it off to me.
    I think I am trying to channel ‘flower growing weather’, what do you think?! πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for letting me share here today!
    I love meeting new friends, so feel free to stop by my place & say hi!

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    1. Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
      Its Lovely! I am also found of making such things. But I find this is the easiest way to make. Thanks for sharing. I love the purple.....
    2. Rosamaria
      Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    3. Íris
      Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
      I really love this idea- this is going on my to do list !
    4. Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
      So super cute...those scallops are adorable!
    5. Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
      I was wondering the same thing as the first person who commented: How do you wash it?
    6. Saturday, March 31st, 2012
      I can see this technique being used to make an owl costume for Halloween. Using more owly colors and covering the whole front of the shirt to resemble feathers.
    7. Saturday, March 31st, 2012
      LOVE this! So simple, too!
    8. Kimberly Curtis
      Saturday, March 31st, 2012
      This is REALLY cute!! Thanks for the tutorial.
    9. Saturday, March 31st, 2012
      Sooooo cute! Love the purple!! ;)
    10. Saturday, March 31st, 2012
      Thanks again for having me!
    11. Mimi
      Saturday, March 31st, 2012
      I really like the idea of adding felt but wondered how it washes and do you have to hand wash or can it be machine washed and dried?