Flower Petal DIY Shirt


Hey there! Thank you so much to all of you who submitted guest post ideas here. I was over whelmed by all the talented bloggers. You guys are amazing and I can’t wait to feature you! I will slowly be e-mailing bloggers to guest post (one per week). Let’s give a big Welcome to our first guest Lindsay! 


Hello friends of IHN! I’m Lindsay from Southern Lovely and am very excited & honored to be here today!


diy shirt

I love creating a unique piece of clothing for my girls.
It’s wonderful to see them wear something that I actually made, and is pretty cute at the same time.I decided to make something fun for Spring.
A pretty little flower shirt is a great way to usher in the warmer weather. Check it out…
make a shirt
Fabric for center
Pellon Wonder-under (or Heat & Bond)diy t shirtsDIRECTIONS:
1. Cut 8 petals of each color for two rows of felt
2. Pin the bottom row of petals to create a circle
3.Pin the top row of petals, as indicated above
4. Stitch the top row of petals, lift up that row & stitch the bottom row of petalsdiy shirt
Cut your fabric in a circle big enough to cover the open center of your petals.I used Pellon Wonder-under to attach to the back of my fabric circle. The instructions should come with your Pellon or other fusing web.
Flower petal shirt
Once you have fused both of those pieces together & taken off the paper part of the Wonder-under, you can iron the fabric onto the open section of the petals. Finish by stitching the fabric circle to your shirtfelt flower petal shirt
I’m very happy how easy this was to create.
And it washed up wonderfully–just had to iron the fabric center

I think this little shirt is perfect for Spring!
And the variations of it are endless, can’t wait to make a few more! The flowers would be perfect for pillow too!

So will you be making one for Spring?

I’m Lindsay, a wife, mother & now blogger, since I have been at this for a year now. I started Southern Lovely as a way to document my projects. With three little ones, finding time for myself is tricky. It seems I do my best crafting work late at night. :) I love a good DIY, sewing project, painting project, really anything creative.

You can check me out at my home, Southern Lovely & on Facebook!


Here are some of my favorite projects–

DIY storage bins

Dollar Store buckets turned into fabric lined storage bins

painted shoes
Painted shoes

yellow dresser
$20 Dresser makeover

Thank you so much for having me!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. northern cottage posted on April 3, 2012 at 7:10 am (#

    ohhh how darling! love the bright happy colors you chose too! yum

  2. Stephanie @ henry happened posted on April 3, 2012 at 7:21 am (#

    Lindsay has the best tutorials! Love this pretty petal shirt, great job!!

  3. Jen posted on April 3, 2012 at 7:23 am (#

    Cute! Great for spring :)

  4. Darby Hawley posted on April 3, 2012 at 8:09 am (#

    This is super cute Lindsay! Very springy :-)

  5. Lindsay posted on April 3, 2012 at 9:54 am (#

    So happy to be here! Thanks Jamielyn!

  6. Jennifer posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm (#

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial- this is going to be absolutely adorable on my (almost) three year old princess. And I love finding use for my scrap fabrics!

  7. Jess posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm (#

    So stinkin’ cute!

  8. Christine posted on April 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm (#

    FABULOUS!!!!! Lindsay always makes the prettiest things!!!

  9. Crystal posted on April 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm (#

    So cute! What kind of felt did you use for the flowers? I’ve made shirts with felt appliques before and find it tends to get pilly after washes.

  10. Nicole posted on April 9, 2012 at 1:25 am (#

    You are very good. I love your work.

  11. Alina posted on May 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm (#

    Mary Jane Helgeson – Ryan & Amy, I love all these pictures. Can’t wait till Heather has the rest ready to view. Love MOM