Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Lace Heart T-shirt Refashion

The simplest of t-shirt refashions, a summery lace heart. 
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
I love a simple refashion, some thing to make a few of my clothes feel a bit "one of a kind" with out spending hours. (or loads of money) 
This one is SO simple (mine almost always are) Take a plain T-shirt and add a pretty lace heart.

To make your own lace heart T-shirt you will need:
An old plain T-shirt (you could go crazy and use a new one of course!)
A piece of lace fabric
A sewing machine or needle and thread
Scrap paper, pencil, scissors

Start by folding your scrap paper in half and drawing half a heart. Cut it out and you have a template. Check it's the right size for your t - shirt, better to waste a sheet or two of scrap paper than your lovely lace fabric.
Once you are happy use your super-de-dooper template to cut a heart shape from the lace fabric.
lace heart for t shirt refashion
Pin this securely to the t-shirt
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
I'm not sure if you can spot my pins. I should have used nice bright ones, there they are:
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
Stitch round the heart using your sewing machine, or hand stitch using a backstitch if you don't have a sewing machine. 
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
If your heart is small then you can finish here, I found as my heart was quite large it was a bit bulgy when I put the t-shirt on. To fix that I just caught the lace with a few stitches at random intervals. The stitches don't really show so you can see it more easily from the inside. 
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
That's it, simple!
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
Here I am posing all nonchalant like in the garden, wondering how long before I spill my tea on those white jeans!
You could add any shape, it doesn't have to be a heart of course. You could add some beads randomly too, especially if you are doing those little stitches to stop the poofiness of the lace. I would have done that myself but I've only just thought of it now! 
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
I think this is going to be a really useful addition to my wardrobe this summer. 
Lace Heart T shirt refashion
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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

40 comments:

  1. This is a great re-fashion idea. Such pretty colours too.

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    1. Thanks Caroline, I was looking for a summery pastel t-shirt and this one jumped out at me in the charity shop.

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  2. What a great idea! It looks great 😊

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    1. Thank you Caroline, it turned out pretty much how i had seen it in my head before I started which is always a good sign!

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  3. You are so good at these refashions - so clever but simple. Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo, it is so simple though that I hesitate to call it a refashion, more or a tweak really!

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    1. Why thank you Jude, glad you like it.

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  5. Very cute idea! I have a shirt where the lace ripped so I may have to repurpose the good lacey parts and create something crafty with it. Great inspiration! Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.

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  6. I love it! I will definitely give it a go :).

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    1. Great, don't forget to let us all see it if you do.

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  7. What a great idea. Really effective.

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    1. Thanks, it was so easy but it did turn out just as I hoped in my head. That doesn't always happen!

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  8. Julie,
    Thanks for adding your clever T-shirt refresh to TADA this week. You have my heart with the tutorial both ways of sewing. Plus you look darling in your outfit.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

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    1. Thanks Marie, I'm not sure darling is how I would describe my look but I do appreciate you saying so!

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  9. Julie,
    You must have been reading my mind. I want to give a few t-shirts some pizzazz. Thanks for sharing your project with TADA.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

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    1. I love the idea of giving t-shirts pizzazz! I hope you refashioning goes well.

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  10. What a lovely idea Julie and blue and white is so classic

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    1. Thanks Carol, it's a good combo isn't it?

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  11. Very cute and a great way to update your wardrobe. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim, and thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I love this idea! It really made your tee pretty!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, glad you like it.

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  13. Julia it looks great! And such a simple refashion even I can make it! Now keep the tea away from those gorgeous while jeans! Miss Nonchalant!!

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    1. Oh yes, check me out, chillin' in the garden!
      I am always so nervous when I wear these jeans, I've had them about 10 years and have only had to spot bleach them a couple of times, but it always a bit stressy.
      You could easily do this with your mad creative skills Mary!

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  14. What a great refashion and so easy! I see great possibilities for this technique. My daughter has a few shirts I may try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. So many possibilities, you could try several different designs if you have old t shirts you want to make over.

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  15. I Love this simply refashion
    thank you julie

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  16. What a lovely idea Julia. I would not have though of this and I have some lace knocking around too :) Will have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  17. Nice work!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY link up!

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  18. Cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at my T-shirt refashioning link party.

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  19. What a great way to give an update and new life to a t-shirt!

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  20. Very cool idea. Anything one of a kind is better in my eyes and this is a simple project.

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  21. Cute way to update a t-shirt Julie!

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  22. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
    Jen

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