T-shirt Re-do {Fixing a hole} with tutorial

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I’m a pretty simple shopper. I wear jeans and t-shirt {or some variation } 6 days out of the week. My t-shirt assortment consists of a handful of “cool” graphic tees and about 20+ solid colored, jersey knit, crew cuts from Kohl’s. They’re soft. They’re cheap. And I don’t have to spend much time thinking about which one to wear { although grey and brown seem to be my “go-to” choices } I like them all. In fact, I really love them… so it makes me sad when I go to put one on and find THIS

Photobucket The only thing worse than a hole in a shirt you love is an ill-placed hole in a shirt you love. This particular hole is right smack-dab on my boob. Front and center. No distracting from it. So, my cheap crafty self decided not to let an otherwise good shirt end up a stuffed animal. { hooray for re-purposing } Enter Hobby Lobby clearance rack yo-yo rosettes. 86 fabric rosettes for $4.67, umm yes, please. Throw in some buttons, and you can manage a pretty awesome { if I do say so } camouflage to hide that pesky nick.
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I’m thinking of stitching some vine/leaf things in the gaps, but this is it for now.

Yo-yo Rosette Tutorial

 I wanted to share this super easy way to make these yo-yo’s. Apparently, I’ve been doing it almost the right way, but this new way gives prettier, more finished results.

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Cut fa0616121554bric into circles of desired size (finished rosette is roughly half the diameter of the original circle)

Press edges toward center (Crease is approx. 1/4 inch from cut edge) – I’m impatient and skipped this step.0616121623

With a double threaded needle, use a gather stitch around the edge of the circle.

After a full circle, pull the thread tight to gather the edges into something that looks remarkably similar to your finished project.0616121641

Secure the gathered center to the “back ” of the yo-yo with a simple stitch.

Embellish & Enjoy

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About fromlondonwithlove2011

In no particular order, I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a lab rat, a poet, a gardener, a craft goddess-in-training, a daydreamer, a painter, a doodler, a bookworm, a some day entrepreneur, a rock star, a super hero, a fixer, a coffee enthusiast, a music lover, a beach dweller, a treadmill dreader, and a would-be tree-hugger. I love beautiful things, and sometimes have a really different take on what's beautiful. I have a wonderful (albeit stressful) life that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. Some days I want to pull the covers over my head and stay indefinitely, but other days I want to jump up and find something amazing to see/ do/ make. I want to share the things I am passionate about with other passionate people. And so it begins...

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