A while ago I saw a t-shirt with a contrasting scallop hem around the neckline. I thought it was such a cute and clever idea that I filed it in my “to make” pile. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I saw the shirt the first time…. Last weekend I sat down and made the shirt. This project starts with a basic plain white t-shirt which gets refashioned very simply, into a t-shirt with scallop detail around the neckline.
This project is a great scrap buster! Just pull out a selection of coordinating scraps and get sewing! I love the pop of bright colors on the plain white tee- I think it looks great with colored jeans.. the fabrics are from the scrap pile at Craft South, most are Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner prints.
To make the t- shirt you’re going to need a few basic supplies:
– Circle ot trace
-Scraps of Fabric
Begin by tracing about 10 circles onto the paper side of your Heat N Bond Lite. Loosely cut out around each circle and iron onto a piece of scrap fabric.
Cut out the circles. I cut mine out by hand as I did not want perfect circles on the shirt.
After you’ve cut out the circles cut each circle in half.
Peel off the paper backing and begin ironing the half circles to the t-shirt. Start at the center front of the shirt and iron down only one piece at a time. You may have to trim the last 2 or 3 circles to get them all to fit around the neckline perfectly.
Now just sew around each half circle to secure.
and you’re done! Now you’ve got a new (and inexpensive) fun summer t-shirt to wear!