I bought a cheap plain T-Shirt with the intent to jazz it up somehow.
I made a fabric flower a while back where I layered folded petals.
I thought it would be cute to layer the same type of petals on my shirt and sew them in place.
I cut my petals the same way I did the Fabric Flower Version 1.
If you missed it see how I cut them by clicking the link.
I picked up some Jersey Ball Point Needles for my machine. A must have when sewing on knits! Regular Point Needles poke holes in the knit, and when you wash it the holes get bigger. Jersey Ball Point Needles push through the holes already in the knit. It looks so much better in the end. These needles are very inexpensive and very worth your time to go get yourself some!
I pinned the flower petals on where I wanted them. I overlapped some of the petals to give it dimension.
I sewed an X through each petal. If I came to some that were overlapped I just did a bigger X to cover both flowers.
Be sure to always backstitch at start and finish of each X.
Here is a close up of some of the X’s.
After the petals are all secure try it on to make sure there are no sparse spots. When it is the way you want it wash it to make the petals fray up.
This project goes to show that with even a little bit of the beautiful designer fabric available at The Ribbon Retreat you can turn a plain T–Shirt into something you are proud to wear.