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Hand Embroidered Modified T-Shirt

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This tutorial will give a feminine flair to a plain boring unisex/men's t-shirt using four waist darts, two in front, two smaller ones in back. The design is hand stitched, and the lace edging on the sleeves was attached using a decorative machine stitch.
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Total Time: A weekend.

Yield: 1

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Prepare your T-shirt: Wash your shirt and dry as usual. Remove ribbing from around neckline and carefully cut threads from hems of sleeves.
  2. Alterations Neckline and Sleeves: When your shirt is dry, make waist darts in desired places, mark desired placement with safety pins.
  3. Place lace edging around neckline and raw edge of sleeves.
  4. Sew in place with desired decorative machine stitch.
  5. Embroidery: Mark the area you wish to embroider with straight pins. Apply tear-away stabilizer by fusing with an iron on the cotton setting.
  6. Place contrasting tracing paper color side down, pin to secure. Place desired embroidery pattern on top of tracing paper, pin to secure. Trace pattern onto T-shirt. Stitch pattern onto shirt.
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