Here is a free tutorial on ‘How to design your own T-shirt a la Anthropologie’, with tulle flower embellishments. It’s a great way to create that wizzi-di-wow Anthropologie-look for a budget that suits your wallet: it costs nothing. The design is the brain-child of Becca from BlueCricketDesign.
Today’s fashion is all about applying your own creativity rather than ‘some designer’s. And to make this embellished t-shirt does not take much more than a good dose of fun & play. You’ll create a unique wearable art piece that way. So, follow Becca’s ideas, but be sure to give it your own twist also.
Craft Materials Needed
What you’ll need to design your own tshirt a la Anthropologie, similar to this example here:
- 1/2 yard of Tulle (or other fabric), in colors that either harmonize or contrast with the t-shirt color
- Some fabric paint , in colors that either harmonize or contrast with the t-shirt color
- Old plastic bag – to wad into a ball and to use to apply the fabric paint in big ‘dots’
- Piece of old card stock – to stick into the t-shirt to avoid the paint to go thru to the other side
- Sewing Machine (love this one) to finish the project faster, but this could be sown by hand also.
- Coordinating thread.
how to design your own T-Shirt a la Anthropologie
- Dab paint onto the t-shirt where you want the tulle decoration. This will give depth to your design. Let it dry for 2 hours.
- Then, cut a strip of tulle and zigzag it over the area where you want the tulle decoration, or use any other form of symmetrical stitching. Any kind of embroidery will offer a second visual layer. Secure the tulle with thread by (hand-)sewing it on.
- Curl strips of tulle (or other fabric) into roses and pin them on top of the painted, tulle backdrop. Sew them on without being all too neat, to create an artsy look to it all.
Voila. You’re done. Design your own tshirt a la Anthropologie, that was easy, right?!
Meet our Inspirational T-shirt Designer
For full details, visit Becca, at http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/, the designer of this wonderful T-shirt. I think, btw, that Becca has a very nice blog with lovely easy craft projects from time to time.
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