Dress It Up® Fun Flower T-shirt

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by Jesse James Beads

Dress It Up® Fun Flower T-shirt

Embellish a plain tee by cutting, painting and adding buttons to create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for summer! Dress It Up® buttons come in several varieties, perfect for creating fashions for any occasion!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut the collar off of the T-shirt just below the seam line. From the front of the shirt, from the center of the neck, cut a V-shaped slit.
  • 2
    Cut the arms off the shirt at an angle, starting from the bottom of the sleeve and angle your cut out as you cut towards the shoulder.
  • 3
    Holding your T-shirt by the shoulders, fold in half lengthwise, creating a horizontal fold 3" to 4" from the armpits of the shirt. Cut ½" slits on the fold spaced 1" apart. You will weave your ribbon through these slits.
  • 4
    Utilize a store-bought stencil or create your own onto cardstock and cut out the design. Put your shirt on a T-shirt form or piece of cardboard to prepare for painting (the cardboard will prevent the paint from bleeding through to the back of your shirt). Tape your stencil to your shirt where you would like to paint the flowers, apply paint to the fabric in the open areas of the stencil.
  • 5
    Place the Fun Flower buttons and Glitter Butterflies where you would like on the shirt, sew into place. If you prefer to use glue, the shank on the back of the button can be removed very easily with a wire cutter – cut off and glue into place.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Gildan® T-shirt Azalea (100% Cotton)
  • Jesse James Beads Dress It Up® Buttons Fun Flowers 104440623
  • Jesse James Beads Dress It Up® Buttons Glitter Butterflies 104440623
  • Morex® Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch Black 10 yards 104194640
  • Scribbles® Dimensional Fabric Paint 20 Pack 104514530
  • Beacon Adhesives® Fabri-Tac 4 oz. 104256721
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife with 5 #11 Blades 104135107
  • Tulip® Fashion Form
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Paint brush