Ready to spice up a plain tee or tank for spring? Let's do it!
I'm using embroidery floss, these fun little crochet flowers I found, and oh yes, a plain tank top :)
Start by figuring out what you'd like your design to look like. I'm putting the flower up on one shoulder, and will embroider a couple leaves down below it.
Then, cut off a length of embroidery floss, and thread your needle. Floss usually comes in a six-strand bunch, but I'm just using two strands at a time here.
"Outline stitch" makes for some very nice leaves. Here's how to do it:
Knot your thread and bring it to the right side. Then, take a stitch backwards and bring the needle back up where it first emerged. Pull the thread through.
Make the next stitch the same way; back the needle up, and bring the point up where you just finished stitching. This should give you long loops of thread on the outside, and shorter stitches on the inside. (Trivia time: did you know that the wrong side of an outline stitch is actually a backstitch, and vice versa? Pretty cool! Check out this post to learn more about the backstitch.)
When you get to the end of your leaf/stitching line, run your needle to the backside of the work, and tie the thread off.
Finish up by sewing (or gluing!) down your crochet flower. And there you have it -- one tee, brightened up for spring!
Have fun, and let us know in the comments if you end up making this!
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