DIY Cupcakes and Roses – Valentine T

This is a fast project (hour or less) with impressive results!
Inspired by this shirt from Baby Gap:

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 solid t-shirt or turtleneck (I got mine at Wal-mart for $2.00)
  • Scrap pink fabric
  • red thread (sulky preferred because it adds a little bit of shine)
  • batting scraps
  • sewing machine
  • Step 1: Cut out the bottom of the cupcake.
    To make the cupcake liner shape, I measured 3″ for the bottom and 4″ for the top
    – cut 2 pieces of pink, and 1 piece of batting.

    sketch a few lines on one piece of the pink – to imitate the folds of a liner.
  • Step 2:  Sandwich the batting in between the two pieces of pink.
    Sew along the lines you drew like this:

    When you’re finished it will look like this:
  • Step 3:  Pin it to the top layer of the shirt

    topstitch around the perimeter of the cupcake – be sure to only sew through the top layer of the shirt!
  • Step 4:  Now it’s time to make the rosettes that comprise the cupcake icing.  Find 5 strips of pink fabric (about 1 1/2″ wide) – I used some light pink and some medium pink because that is what I had.
  • Step 5:  You can  make the rosettes anyway you like – hand sew them or machine sew them.
    I chose to machine sew them
    – it gives it a little different look, but I was feeling too lazy to get out the needle and thread 🙂
    If you want to machine sew them, start a little spiral:

    and sew back and forth across it – kind of in a little star pattern.

    You will need to make 1 large rosette and 4 small ones.
  • Step 6:  When you have made all 5, pin them onto the front of the shirt,

    then top stitch them on – follow the lines created when you made the rosettes.
  • Step 7:  Cut out 2 little hearts out of pink fabric, and 1 little heart out of batting.
    Sandwich the batting in between the 2 hearts.

    Pin it to the shirt:

    Top stitch around the edge of the heart.

    Put it on your little sweetie and give her a kiss!!

have a great weekend!


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