What's the perfect gift this Christmas season? The correct answer is... anything handmade.
If you are in my family don't be surprised when you open one of these corsage tees from Santa... even if you're my brother. Okay, I will limit it only to the girls.Then there's just some simple steps:
I am going to post some of the tips for making the fabric embellished tees I showed on Studio 5. The first tee is seen below where I mixed different fabrics, sizes & layers of rosettes.
For these rosettes I used a die cut flower from Sizzix. If you don't have a die cut machine Martha Stewart has some great instructions and templates here.
What fabric should you use? Any. I used knit fabric because the ends don't fray when you wash them. I also used a twill fabric for the grey rosettes because I liked the texture. I applied Stop Fray to stop the ends from unraveling more then they already have. I also used some vintage lace (thanks Margie!) and leftover quilting fabric.
Layer fabric & lace. Fold in half and stitch a few stitches along the fold with a needle & thread. Making sure you go through each layer.
Tie a knot & the fabric just blossoms... so easy! Just sew them to your favorite tee.
PS THANKS so much for all the wonderful emails I've received the last couple days. If I could, I would send a hug through an email to all of you!! xo I have the coolest blog readers!