Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Flower Cut Out Shirt: A Tutorial

Sorry it took me so long to get this up.   I should probably just stop giving time frames so that I don't fail to meet them.  Speaking of which, I didn't make my 5 project completed by Monday goal.  I only managed to get 3 done.  Fortunately, 2 of those were really important. So, at least there is that.  Onto the tutorial!

Supplies Needed:
1 shirt
scraps of fabric
scraps of paper
Thread to match the shirt color
Fabric marker that will wash out
Pinking sheers

Step 1:

Using your scrap paper, draw the shapes you want the cut outs to be and lay them on your shirt.  For mine I decided to make 3 flowers.  The flower shapes are actually cardstock flowers from scrapbooking leftovers.  Keep in mind the cutouts will be slightly smaller than the pieces you use.

Step 2:

Using your washable fabric marker, trace the outline of all the shapes.

This is what it should look like when you have traced them all.

Step 3:

Cut out pieces of fabric larger than the shapes.  I laid mine out like this so I knew where the different pieces went as I pinned them to the shirt.

Step 4:

Pin the fabric to the inside of the shirt making sure to stay outside your trace lines with the pins.

This is what it should look like on the outside of the shirt.  Double check to make sure you don't have any pins going over your lines as you'll be sewing on top of the lines.

Step 5:

Sew along all of the lines you traced.  

This is what it should look like on the inside.

Step 6:

Use the pinking shears along all the edges of the fabrics to prevent fraying later on.

Here is a closeup of one of the flowers.

Step 7:

On the front of your shirt, very carefully cut out the shirt leaving the fabric behind.  Trace around the shapes leaving about 1/4 inch border from where your stitches are.

Step 8:

Snip around the edges making a frilled edge making sure not to cut through the stitches or your behind fabric.  The frilled edge will make it fray once you wash it.

Step 9:

Throw the shirt in the washer and then dryer.  That will get rid of all the marker and also make the edges fray. 

Step 10:

Put it on your toddler along with Faerie wings and your done!

1 comment:

  1. How cute- you did such a great job. Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!