Embellished Spring T-Shirt

Flower Yo yos

I found these cute little T-Shirts on the clearance rack at Target yesterday.  $2.42 each!   Perfect for a little experimenting!
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Have you ever made a fabric yo-yo?  They are super easy, quick and fun to make.  My grandmother used to have an entire bedspread made out of yo-yos.   Just the other day, I saw some really cute embellished pillows over at Tatertots and Jello.    Time to make a few yo-yos.

I searched my house to find some things to use as a circle template.  I ended up using a planter and a salad plate.  precise vase measuring templateprecise plate measuring template
Using this very precise method of measuring, marking and cutting, I cut two 5.5” diameter circles and one 8.5” circle from the purple T-shirt.  DSC_0006
If you’ve never made a yo-yo, now would be a good time to visit Jen’s tutorial at Tatertots and Jello.   Go ahead, I’ll wait…  When my yo-yos were done (Honestly, this is really only a 15 minute project.), I pinned them in place on my T-shirt. 

Because this would be going into the washing machine, I stitched around the center of each yo-yo with my sewing machine to make sure they wouldn’t start unraveling in the future.

Then, I tacked the edges down by hand. 

Unfortunately, my photographic assistants were still in school, so I had to take this photo in the bathroom mirror. DSC_0044 
I really like how the sportiness of the striped shirt contrasts with the girliness of the yo-yo flowers!  Go Spring!

26 thoughts on “Embellished Spring T-Shirt

  1. Very cute! I just did the "Shape Search" around my house too. I came up with a perfect square from an albulm box (to make quilt squares).

    Thanks for posting the creative yoyo project 🙂

  2. How very cute.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

  3. I love it! I used to embellish more before my kiddos came on the scene (imagine that…). I need to make the time to try some new stuff – it's very fun to show it off in the end!

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