After going to a bridal shower the other day and seeing that everyone was wearing something with some kind of ruffles, frills, or gathers I knew it was time to make something. I’ve seen plenty of these cute shirts around, and I even bought one the other day. I should’ve just made one. Here’s a tutorial!
Items needed:
Strips of knit fabric
Sewing machine

1. Get a shirt you want to sew on. I had matching knit fabric and cute contrasting knit fabric. It’s important the fabric is knit because it won’t fray. I cut strips that were around 1/4″ to 1/2″. It doesn’t have to be perfect because you won’t see it after it’s sewn. I pinned one strip in a swirly (is that the right word?) like this. I tucked each end under at the beginning and at the end. Frilly Flowers Shirt Tutorial2. Sew around in a continual circle. Take the pins out as you go. This part is kind of tricky, but with patience you can do it. I’m one of the most impatient people when something is tedious, but I did it! Frilly Flowers Shirt TutorialHere’s the first finished flower. Frilly Flowers Shirt Tutorial3. I then added more flowers using the same technique. I also added some ribbon bows randomly.Frilly Flowers Shirt Tutorial I think it’s quite cute, and I’m really excited to wear it!Frilly Flowers Shirt Tutorial

Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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7 thoughts on “Frilly Flowers Shirt Tutorial

  1. LOVe the way that looks!

    Posted on May 4, 2010 at 12:21 am
  2. ooo i like this! i saw one at jcrew that looked just like this!

    Posted on April 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm
  3. Oooh, I love the frilly flowers!! So cute!

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    Posted on April 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm
  4. Good job it looks great.

    Posted on April 19, 2010 at 12:16 am
  5. You did it! I love the yellow!

    Posted on April 18, 2010 at 1:46 am
  6. Heather, you are so creative! I wish I could sew like you!!!!!

    Posted on April 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  7. your flowers are adorable =)

    Posted on April 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm