Upcycled Vintage Fabric Flowers
Fabric roses are a great craft because they can bloom at any time and in any climate! Save an old t-shirt and repurpose it to create your own Upcycled Vintage Fabric Flowers from Linda Peterson. Stick a flower anywhere - on your shirt, your shoes or in your hair!
- Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel and Stick Tape
- T-shirt to cut up
- 3” length of beaded trim (optional)
- Tulip Fabric Paint – Pink and Green pearl
- Fabric brush
- Pin back or barrette (optional)
- Cut out a circle from a piece of the t-shirt material. The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower.
- Draw a spiral inside the circle and cut out. (Please note that the dark pattern line in this photo is for reference only, your pattern line should be drawn barely visible.)
- Apply tape to edge of fabric.
- Peel off backing and begin rolling the fabric around itself. It is okay if the fabric gathers and bunches in different areas. If necessary, trim off the “cone” on the back of the flower. Cut another circle of fabric to fit over the back of your flower. Apply Peel and Stick Tape and press the fabric in place over the back of your flower. Turn flower over and arrange the petals.
- Create a rectangle from t-shirt fabric. Fold each side down creating a point in the center.
- Apply a piece of tape along bottom and fold the edges towards the center again. Trim off bottom to be flush. Paint leaf green.
- Paint flower pink. Apply leaf and trim to back of flower with Fabric Fusion tape. Glue pin back or barrette onto back of flower.
For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Upcycle a T-shirt into a Vintage Rose Embellishment.