T-Shirt with Flower Trim

T-Shirt with Flower Trim

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • White T-shirt
  • Fabri-Tac adhesive
  • Pleated trim the length of T-shirt plus 2"
  • 1-1/4 yd flower trim
  • 1-1/4 yd of 1/2"-wide gathered trim
  • 1/8 yd tulle to match trim
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron, pressing surface
  • Cardboard: to fit inside T-shirt
  • Plastic wrap
  • Tape

DIRECTIONS: Refer to photo often.

  1. Iron tank top.
  2. Cover cardboard with plastic wrap; tape in place. Place covered cardboard inside T-shirt.
  3. Glue flower trim 3/4 of the way down on both sides of the pleated trim. Set one flower aside.
  4. Glue gathered trim around the neck.
  5. Allow T-shirt to dry before removing cardboard. Lift T-shirt away from the cardboard once in a while so it doesn't dry to the cardboard.
  6. To make the flower: cut a 3"x20" strip of tulle. Gather with fingers along the middle. Secure center with needle & thread to create a circle. Wrap gathered trim in a spiral shape; stitch to secure. Repeat twice more.
  7. Attach spirals to tulle circle with several stitches. Stitch a flower from the trim in the center.
  8. Sew tulle flower to T-shirt.