$2.50 t-shirt revamps

You’ve seen the tutorials all over the internet for singed flowers, right? Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.

I’m not going to talk much about that part, other than to say that if you’re going to do as much singe-ing as my neighbor Jami and I did you’ll want to light a candle and leave it burning instead of using a lighter.

And look what our $2.50 shirts turned into:

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and a couple of action shots…

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(cell phone self portrait courtesy of Jami)

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Comments

  1. I love them! So beautiful!

  2. SewSweetStitches says:

    Is THAT how they're getting that lovely dark look on the edge?? Fabulous idea, I'm definitely going to try it on my new summer tees!

  3. cah-ute! i really love the combo on Macy's.

  4. Fantastic! I really love that 2nd one!

  5. So pretty! I recently tried making some organza flowers with this technique for a brooch and love how easy it is! Great job!

  6. I LOVE the yellow flowers!

  7. Super cute especially the yellow, but have you tried washing them? How do the flowers hold up?

  8. A Butta Way to Cook says:

    Love this and can't wait to revamp some old tee's!! How did you attach the flower to the shirt?

  9. Questions says:

    Char that's so fun. I think I'll use them on some headbands for Sarah.

  10. Sew It To Me says:

    Those turned out super cute and very fashionable!

    -Eva

  11. considerthelillies says:

    love it! thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Sooo cute! Flowers make everything better.

  13. lots of flowers huddled together – i love that!

  14. ificould says:

    Very cute idea! I linked this post today http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/04/singed-flower-shirts.html

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  15. So I have now made 7 and my candle has about melted away to nothing. I do love them though and am having a sisterly shirt making night tonight. Pop in if you get done with your spray painting party at your house.

  16. Was in Ann Taylor today, and they want way too much money for similar shirts with roses and pearl embellishments. Keep up the great inspiration, I love making rather than paying!

  17. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    Re: washing…

    Wash inside out and lay flat to dry.
    You *might* be able to put in the dryer on low, but I didn't try it so I'm not recommending it. ;)

  18. The Oxford Family says:

    Love these! Linking to my blog tomorrow!

    http://oxfordfam.blogspot.com/

  19. The Oxford Family says:

    Love these! Linking to my blog tomorrow!

    http://oxfordfam.blogspot.com/

  20. Mommy of Two 24/7 says:

    Just found this tutorial. Great idea!! Now I know what to give my tweenage niece for her birthday!

    mommyoftwo247.blogspot.com

  21. Love it! I think I'll be making these for myself and both my girls! I love your tutorials!

    http://www.splendidthread.etsy.com

  22. Love this! Where did you get a nice-fitting tee for $2.50?

    • Silly question of the century…How did you attach the flowers to the t-shirt? (I just found this blog, I know it’s only a year and a half later, sorry)

  23. I just found a tutorial for the singed flowers and thought about applying them to some shirts, but wondered about the washing? Thanks for the washing/drying tip. :)

  24. Silly question of the century…How did you attach the flowers to the t-shirt? (I just found this blog, I know it’s only a year and a half later, sorry)

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      My machine has a setting to sew on buttons. I used that stitch (without a button) to tack them down. My neighbor Jami just stitched back and forth a few times in the middle of each one.

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