Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Last Spiral Flower Project--Dollar Store T-Shirt Recycle!

Okay, just one last post involving my spiral flower project.

Like most everyone, I have a long list of projected projects in the back of my mind. Among them was this delightful idea from Cal Patch in the Craftstylish newsletter--a cute, summery shrug recycled from a t-shirt. I wanted to make one for Joy-joy!

I used a white, child's size 7 dollar-store t-shirt I had on hand. The shrug instructions are great--it's a fun, fast project that Joy-joy can wear with everything.

Since I've had my spiral flower samples/experiments pinned to my design board, I began to wonder how they could be used as embellishment, and the pink vintage seam-binding flower seemed like it would make a perfect pin for the shrug!

I just trimmed the backing (which was stabilized knit) close to the edge of the flower and pinned it to the shrug from the inside with two safety pins--putting a pin back on the flower itself would work, but in this case I wanted it to sit very close to the garment and to still be removable. I think it's really cute!

It was fun adding the 'label' at the back neck of the shrug-it's a scrap of cute ribbon that coordinates nicely with the flower.

Very spring-y!


  1. SO cute!! The little flower pin is the perfect touch!

  2. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing your dollar store project.

    ~Girl on a Budget


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