Here's a quick little project to get you ready for summer - bling up an old T-Shirt! Need a new summer wardrobe but don't have a lot of money? Then this is just the thing you need! You might have already heard I was afraid of rhinestones. But not anymore. I am pushing forward and moving on to bigger things! OK, the rhinestone flower might not be big but it's a step up.
I wanted to use the Parker Flower by Judy Stark again. One because I love that flower and two because it would go great with my new hair clips. Once again, I took out the middle pieces out of the file to make it look more defined in rhinestones. I wrote what size rhinestones the pattern was cut for on the template. If you need help using Funtime with your Gazelle to make rhinestone templates, please see Terri's awesome tutorial. I can't say it any better than she can. I really learned a lot when starting with rhinestones from Terri.
Just thought I would show some action shots. This rhinestone placing technique is shown in the video. It would probably make more sense to see it then me writing it. I just used a paint edger you can get at your local hardware store to gently push the stones into the template.
Most will be right side up, there may be a few that don't, just flip them over with your fingernail. Now they are ready for the transfer tape and placement on your garment.
As I have stated before, I am kind of a plain jane. Now I have the perfect solution to jazz up my many T-Shirts. In fact, so plain am I, that I have about 20 of these shirts in various colors with slightly different styles and no markings. Maybe I should make a bunch of Rs or Bs to monogram them all like Laverne from Laverne & Shirley. Wow, I probably just dated myself, didn't I? Ooops.
All done! Doesn't my shirt look look flashy?!? I love it! One little tip, since the stones are on the transfer tape, it would probably be a good idea to put on the shirt and then stick the tape where you want it. I put my design just slightly too far to the left. Lesson learned. While it's placement looked OK to me with the shirt flat, on my body it looks a tad off.
I think this would look good with an R for Rebecca too. What do you think? What are some other cute simple designs to bling-bling up an a boring ol' shirt for summer? Hit the comments and let me know! Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Parker Pop Kut Flower by Judy Stark