Tuesday, May 7, 2013

T-shirt Up-cycle: Flower Embroidery

flower embroidered t-shirt

This is the first time I have tried to embroider since I was about 10 years old.  Embroidering pillow cases with my grandma as a kid wasn't too exciting, but now I'm starting to like it.  It's way more fun when you can up-cycle a t-shirt with some pretty flowers!

I found this cute free pattern and tutorial HERE.  Mine didn't turn out as nicely as the tutorial... I'm a bit rusty.
flower embroidery

I cut out the embroidery patch and sewed it on my once-long-sleeved-tee..... it had to be turned into a short sleeve thanks to a chain link fence that caught the sleeve and ripped it.  Oh well..... sometimes those accidents turn out to be a good thing.  Now I have something new for summer!

flower embroidered t-shirt
flower embroidered t-shirt


  1. This is so cute! I used to embroider and cross stitch when I was little but haven't done it in many years. I still can't seem to part with my collection of embroidery floss :)

  2. Beautiful! Love applications and this one is precious!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. This is so lovely and looks really good considering you have not done embroidery for quite a while. x

  4. I never finished my pillowcase, but I remember spending hours on it. :) Your shirt turned out cute and sort of vintage looking.

  5. How fun! And beautiful! I had a shirt, bought from a store, that looked similar to this...but sadly it warped into something unrecognizable in the washing machine. You have inspired me to get my butt in gear and make a new shirt! Too bad I have no idea how to hand embroider :)
    Hopped over from Take-A-Look Tuesday @SugarBeeCrafts


  6. amazing! the shirt changed so much!

    Zina (http://efzin-creations.blogspot.com/)

  7. I love this! A little touch of vintage for the shirt. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-7.html

  8. Very nice fllowers!!!make cool looks to t-shirt!

  9. so cute!!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: Two Girls and a Party Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  10. awww...love this...my mom is such an amazing embroiderer and every time I see something like this I think of the times she spent teaching me...I should really pick up a needle and thread one of these days...thank you for sharing...xo



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