bow summer top



I was clearing my loft and found this long sleeve tee that I didn’t want to wear anymore. But when I tried it on I thought I could make something out of it. I saw a very simple tee at M&S and thought I could try and make some bows:

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For this project you will need a long tee, sewing machine, roller cutter, elastic thread, matching thread.

Start by cutting one sleeve, decide how short you want them to be:

Fold your tee in half and match the sleeve. you can now cut the other sleeve:

with the sleeve you are going to cut strips measuring 1 1/2 “x 9 1/2” . you can cut as many strips as you want bows on your tee:

You then cut 1″ strips: (those will make the tie for the bows)

With the wider strips you need to fold them right side together and sew the shorter end:

turn them right side up and you’ll end up with some hoops looking like that:

you then need to get your thinner strips and scrunch up the middle of your bow, tie the strip around and sew it in place:

cut any excess fabric and tread, and you have a nice and easy bow! repeat those steps to create as many bows as you want.

Grab your tee and choose where you are going to place your bow, pin in place:

You then want to sew the bow on tee next to the tie line:

don’t forget to sew a couple back stitches to hold it in place. repeat for all the other bows. you can now admire the transformation!

I decided to sew two shired lines on the edge of the sleeve to give a puff up effect:

you can follow my shirring tutorial on here!

et voila! a new item for your wardrobe!!


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