Monday, June 27, 2011

Easy Fabric Flower 4th of July tank top

In one week its the 4th of July!  I am a little freaked out by the holiday coming this year, as I have taken on the task of heading up our big neighborhood bike parade and ice cream social.  But of course, I have to look cute in a patriotic way while doing it :)  So, I made this.
  1. Find an old tank top in red white or blue, or buy a new one.
  2. Cut out 5 squares of patriotic fabric- I did two each of the star fabric, and three each of the blue. (don't worry about having perfect squares, unless you're one of those people like my husband who has to do everything precisely.)
3.  Using the longest stitch on your machine, sew along the open edges only.  Don't cut your thread in between, just keep going.  It will look like a bunting when you're done.
4.  Gather up your triangles and they will start to look like petals.

5.  Hand sew your petals together, you can use this step to make it all look just right.

6.  Sew a button or other embellishment on the top to cover the ugly parts.

7.  Pin onto your shirt!


You can use this on a handbag, headband, etc. so you look ready for the 4th.  No cheesy t-shirts for us!

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