I decided to embellish a T-shirt. Here's me modeling it (in the direct sunlight so excuse the awkward squinty faces).
Oh you can't see it? Well here it is again. Don't be
And here's me looking away from the camera because I'm too ashamed to show my face again.
Anyway, this is how I made it. Please excuse the bad pictures. I had to take them because my husband was working and I still don't know all the right settings for indoor stuff...
First, I took an old shirt and cut off the bottom.
The reason I used an old shirt was because I knew I wanted gray and that was the only gray I had on hand. Plus felt would've been way too stiff for a shirt. So from there I cut a strip about 2 inches wide.
Then I tied one end into a knot.
And started twisting and gluing. I glued first because I don't have the dexterity to sew and hold the fabric all twisty. So I put a few spots of hot glue (which will probably wash out) and then went back and sewed it all together.
I forgot to take pictures of the final sewn product. (Is sewn right?) But I did remember to take an artsy one of the tools I used... so that counts, right?
Here's the finished flower...
I made two.
I cut two more strips from muslin fabric and repeated the steps I just showed you.
I cut out "leaves" and a circle from burlap, added a few buttons and then laid it all out to get the right placement of everything.
P.S. I watch movies when I craft. "Or to save on postage I'll just poison him with THIS!" Name that movie!
I pinned the burlap on ....
...and took a picture after I had already sewn on the circle. Hey, at least I remembered before I finished sewing it all!
Then I hand sewed all the flowers on too and here's the final thing...Ta-da!!!