Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fun, Easy, Fast Tee Shirt Embellishment!

May 22, 2011

Fun, Easy, Fast Tee Shirt Embellishment

I don't like plain tees and I try to personalize everything.
I bought some inexpensive tees at Target ($4.99) and gave them a Camille improvement.

First make a template proportionate to the tee.
(I love templates!)

Iron interfacing to the fabric you are using.

Purchase interfacing that you can easily tell the back from the front.

Trace the template backward on the interfacing side.

Cut out.

Slide a book in between the front and back of the tee for easy pinning.
(Awesome tip for a lot of projects.)

Over pin (always) and sew things with cut outs from the inside to the out.

Iron as you go.

Using a big zigzag stitch sew the fabric making sure the outside stitch sews outside of the tee to prevent fraying.

Double zigzag!

Freya's muscles score a ten!

Stupidly I cut a hole in the tee when I was trimming my thread ends.

Mistakes add character I think.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you embellish a tee please leave me a link so I can see them!

Cheers to a new week.

I hope the weather where you live is sunny and I hope the weather were I live is sunny so I can play in the dirt!


  1. Very cute. Your daughter looks like Dakota Fanning. Adorable!

  2. Super cute shirts, Camille!! How is your yard coming along? I will write soon, when I have more time to chat. Wendy