Create a Floral Embroidered T-Shirt with my Free Pattern download. I love finding unique pieces of clothing that reflect my personality and style. But when I can’t find what I want, I create it! Adding some hand-stitched embroidery to a simple v-neck navy blue tee-shirt elevates it to a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing that is all ME!
Floral Pattern Embroidered Tee Shirt
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Here’s what you need to make an Embroidered T-Shirt:
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools – 0001 Snow White; 0054 China Rose Dark; 0055 Beauty Rose Light; 0097 Violet Medium Light; 0098 Violet Medium; 0185 Sea Green Light; 0241 Grass Green; 0257 Parrot Green Medium Dark; 0289 Canary Yellow Medium Light; 0328 Melon Light; 0036 Terra Cotta Light
- Anchor® Embroidery Hoop and Frame – 6″
- V-Neck Tee Shirt
- Therm-O-Web Stitch n Sew Foundation Piecing Stabilizer
- Embroidery Needles
- Needle Threader
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Floral Embroidery Pattern – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create a Hand Embroidered T-Shirt:
To begin the Floral Embroidered T-Shirt, gather all supplies. I found this cute v-neck tee shirt at Old Navy and thought that this dark blue color would be perfect for some pretty pastel flowers.
Download and print the Free Floral Pattern below ⇓. Lay the Stitch n Sew Stabilizer on top of the floral pattern and trace with the MONO Drawing Pen 08, or print the floral pattern on your printer. Place the area of the shirt that you want to embroider into the Anchor Embroidery Hoop, I used one that is 6″ in diameter. I like the Anchor Embroidery Hoops because they are plastic and will not snag the fabric.
Start with a satin stitch and fill in the large flower with Melon Light embroidery floss. Create the rose using China Rose Dark, by stitching five lines in a star shape and then weave the needle and floss over and under the stitches until the entire circle is filled. Create a third large flower with Sea Green Light floss in a straight stitch starburst pattern.
Once the three large flowers have been stitched, carefully pull the Stitch n Sew Stabilizer away from the shirt. Make sure to secure the edge of the embroidered flowers with a finger as you are pulling away from the stabilizer. Continue stitching leaves with Grass Green using the chain stitch on the stems and the satin stitch on the leaves. Using Parrot Green Medium Dark straight stitch additional stems, and then add leaves using the lazy daisy stitch.
To finish the Floral Embroidered T-Shirt, create small flowers with Violet Medium Light and a cluster of three lazy daisy stitches. Add French knots in the center of the rose using Beauty Rose Light and in the center of the blue flower using Canary Yellow Medium Light. Scatter small white and yellow flowers around the main image using French knots for the centers and lazy daisy stitches for the petals. Remove the hoop and the t-shirt is ready to wear.
Floral Embroidered T-Shirt with Free Printable
Anchor® Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor® color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
Laura created some super adorable Embroidered Patches from Recycled Jeans and then added them to her denim jacket for a bright pop of color. Find out how over on her blog Me and My INKlings.
Lindsay hand-stitched an Embroidered Baby Onesie with the cutest saying, “Milk, Snuggle, Nap, Repeat” and I am just in love with it! Check out the tutorial on her blog Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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