Embellished Spring T-Shirt

April 1, 2010


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. 
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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.
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Then, I tacked the edges down by hand. 

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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!

Linking up to some of these amazing blogs this week.

26 comments:

  1. Cute! I love those yo yo's!!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  2. Super C-U-T-E!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  3. Very cute. The yo yo's really dressed up the t-shirt.
    Jane

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  4. LOVE! I haven't done any yo-yo's since high school. I think I've been inspired to give them a fresh look.

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  5. That is adorable! I may put some on some plain tanks for summer!

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  6. So cute! I can't wait to get some free time soon to so some sewing. My mind is swimimg in ideas!

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  7. So cute, just the right combination, I might just have to try that.

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. I love this t-shirt and as a non-sewer, it is something I can do! I just love your blog and am now following!

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  10. I love it!! I definitely don't sew...yet...but going to give it a try!!

    1talentedfamily.blogspot.com

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  11. All I can say is ADORABLE!

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  12. How CUTE is THAT?! I love it!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  13. Happy Friday Follow! Those yo yo flowers are soooo adorable! Wish i could sew!

    Have a great weekend!
    Shannon

    http://milkandcuddles.com/

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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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  16. Very Cute! I might have to try this.

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  17. Very Cute!! Found your site at Girl Creative, and now I'm following! I can't wait to read more of your blog.

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  18. Oh, yes....I love the ruffles with the stripes/play shirt! Great job!!!!

    Hugs, Lana

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  19. Super cute!! I really want to try this, thanks for motivating me!! Love the colors too!

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  20. Cute, cute, cute!!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

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  21. Those are darling!! I just love them. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

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  22. That shirt is just so cute!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  23. Very cute! I'm heading to Target today, so I will have to look for those great deals! I love the striped shirt.

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  24. LOVE it!!! I love a good revamp project and this one looks awesome!! Thanks for linking up!

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  25. I love it,it's nice..

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