Sofia Encinas
Sofia Encinas
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How to Make a Flower Out of T-shirt Seams

45 Minutes
Medium

In this post, I would like to show you all what you can do with those bottom shirt seams that we have cut off the t-shirts when making t-shirt thread in our other projects. FLOWERS!
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MATERIALS
T-shirt (it doesn’t matter if the t-shirts have seams on the sides or not)
Scissors
Thread (Whatever color you want, but preferably something that matches the color of your shirt)
Sewing Needle
how to make a flower out of t shirt seams, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Cut along the bottom end of the t-shirt just above the hem line. Try to get as close as possible to the stitching without cutting it.
how to make a flower out of t shirt seams, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Once you have the lower hem cut off, you can do the same thing with the hemming on the sleeves as well, you will need to get out your needle and thread.
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It is your decision if you want to double up the seam or cut it apart. It is sometimes easier to double it like I did, so you don’t have to deal with frayed ends, it is also faster when you have to do various flowers. Next, start weaving the needle and thread back and forth through the seam, as shown in the picture. You will start to see that the bottom gets wavy as in the picture.
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When you have woven the thread through the whole seam, pull the strip down a little bit so that it is crinkled back and forth throughout the entire seam as shown in the picture and then tie a knot in the thread but don’t cut your thread off.
how to make a flower out of t shirt seams, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
The next step is to start from the end where the needle and thread is and start rolling your seam in a circle. I usually will take my needle and push it through every few layers, but you can roll the whole thing and sew it at the end, it just depends on how long your needle is.
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You keep doing that until the end and that’s it! This is how the back should look when you are finished. Tie off your thread and turn it over to see your beautiful t-shirt flower!
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You can use these flowers to accessorize jackets, cushions, hats and just about anything you like!!!!
Please feel free to give suggestions, thoughts, comments, questions in the comments below! I would love to hear from you!
GET CREATIVE!
SofiaE!

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2 questions
  • KT
    on Apr 17, 2017

    old itThen how do you put it on your garment? Would a safety pin be enough to hold it?
    • Leanne Watts
      on Feb 21, 2019

      You could do that. But you could go to the craft dept. and get one of those pin clasps and sew it on to the top about 1/4 of the way down (so the clasp is actually hidden, but it's close enough to the top to balance the weight).

  • Judy Constance
    on Aug 12, 2018

    Could you spray just the tips of the rose with another color to make them look more elegant? Or would it soak in?

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  • Anne Harris
    on Jul 10, 2016

    This is so cute! I will definitely be trying this!! Thank you...and Rhonda Davis for your additional suggestions on it, too!

  • Darlene
    on Feb 20, 2019

    I want to try this. Looks cute and will add character to lots of clothing items

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