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Pretty Petal Tee Shirt

By: Jen Hagedorn for Tie Dye Diva

If you can't make your own tee shirt, design a tee shirt!  This Pretty Petal Tee Shirt from Jen Hagedorn is so easy to make and a great way to jazz up your wardrobe.  Soon you'll be blooming with beautiful flowers all over!

Pretty Petal Tee Shirt


  • 2 matching T-shirts
  • Big Shot machine
  • Big Shot Originals die Flower Layers #2
  • Needle and thread



  1. Cut one tee into die-sized rectangles and layer 4 at once on the die.

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt
  2. Make piles by size.  For this project, I decided the smallest flower wasn't what I wanted, so I only used the big, medium and smaller flower. Then I layered them, either a big with a medium, medium with a small, or a a big with a small.

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt
  3. Threading a hand needle, I used a running stitch around the center of each 2-layer flower and pulled it to gather it up.

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt
  4. Then I attached the flower to the neckline of the other shirt with a backstitch. You don't want to use a running stitch all the way through or if your thread gets caught on something, the whole thing will bunch up.

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt
  5. Your needle's on the inside of the shirt now. Bring it up a little space away (about an inch and a half depending on what size flowers you're using).

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt
  6. Repeat until your flowers are all along the neckline.

    Pretty Petal Tee Shirt
  7. I used about 16 flowers, starting with 2 smaller flowers near the shoulder and then randomized, then ended with 2 small flowers.
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I don't have a cutting machine like that but it shouldn't be all that hard to cut the flowers with scissors. I bought several light weight tshirts a couple of years ago and don't wear them as often as I thought I would, so one of those would be great to dress up. Maybe I would wear it then!

I thought I had found all the uses for old tees but this changes everything. What a cool and chic way to turn some plain tee into a fashion staple. All you need is another tee to make the petals and you can use different fabric to spicemake things up

great idea. I don't have a cutting machine, yet, and I will be using salvaged t shirts for the flowers. I think I will still end up with a few nice projects. thanks! dianna


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