Ruffle-Trimmed Top with Flower

Ruffle-Trimmed Top with Flower

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • T-shirt
  • 1/4 yd crinkled silk fabric
  • 1/8 yd textured fabric
  • Thread
  • 1/2" round jewelry bead
  • Scissors
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron, pressing surface

DIRECTIONS: Refer to photo. LOF= length of fabric.

  1. Cut crinkled silk fabric 5-1/2"x54" for ruffle. Cut off selvages.
  2. With wrong side of fabric facing, fold fabric over 1/4" on 1 short end. Fold over 1/2" the full length; press.
  3. Fold the top edge of fabric down 1-1/2"; press. Bring 1/2" folded edge up until width measures 1-3/4"; press.
  4. To create a tube of ruffle fabric, insert the raw edge on the short end into the folded end. Sew opening closed.
  5. Sew a gathering stitch down the middle on ruffle.
  6. Evenly distribute the gathers around the neck opening on T-shirt. Pin in place. Secure the gathered stitches.
  7. Sew the ruffle to shirt in a V shape to allow the neck to stretch. Secure loosely on the neck rib portion. Create the V down below the rib with a couple of stitches in the same place. Repeat until complete.
  8. Cut the textured fabric 3/4"xLOF to create a flower with a 3-1/2" diameter. Work from outside to inside of flower. Cut 1 end of fabric on the diagonal. The flower is formed from stitched tucks & pleats.
  9. Place diagonal point of textured fabric where the flower is to be sewn. Tuck, pleat & stitch in place in the center and along the pleated edge. It takes 3 rows to complete the flower, spacing 1/2" between rows. Sew the jewelry bead in the center. Secure with stitches.