The other Sunday, Matt and I were sitting and talking as we waited for church to start. It is always a nice goal to get to church early for these short beautiful moments.
I looked down and saw a vision. Ironic that it happened in church. So, we came home snapped this pic of me in my shirt, before I started cutting it up.
I loved the sequin material, and thought it would be the perfect background fabric to a hoop. It added a bit of bling and texture to my normal heart hoop design.
I started by placing the size hoop I wanted on my shirt, cutting a paper heart out to size it (sorry for ruining the beautiful drawing Reagan), and then cutting the same heart out of felt.
I pinned the heart in place and used my machine to sew it on.
I then placed both layers of my shirt (the front and back) through the hoop. I found that doing this added a thickness to the hoop that helped keep it sturdy, since there is so much stretch in the knit material.
The next step was to trim all the excess material off around the hoop. I kept about half an inch sticking out from the hoop.
Next, I used regular school glue and put a ring of it around the hoop, folded my half-inch border of material over the glue. and clipped a clothes pin to hold the shirt down while the glue dried.
After the glue dried, I pulled off the clothes pins and I had a really pretty, fun hoop!
I love how it came out. I think it’s really fun, yet a simple design that speaks for itself. We have a lot of hearts around here.
Are you a heart addict too?
OR a crazy crafter that uses your wardrobe for making new creations?
Maybe I am not alone in being BOTH of these things. I hope not, because I have a little giveaway for my fellow heart addicts! How would you like to win this bundle of my creations?! Wait for the rafflecopter to load below the picture and enter to win! Winner will be announced next weekend.
I hope you are able to use your imagination and imagine the possibilities with me!
Amy Crossley says
I love that you made an awesome hoop put of your shirt!!!! There can never be enough hearts
Jill Burrows says
Love this!! 🙂
I have never made anything from a shirt before!
Christina (@FrugalHomemakr) says
super fun!! I need to look at the thrift store the next time I am there for a sequined shirt – I want to make a pillow out of one 🙂 BTW, you were super cute in the shirt too! I would have had a hard time cutting it up 🙂
Hahahah You are awesome! Thank you! We literally pulled in our driveway and I asked Matt to take a picture of me….and he thought I was crazy for wanting to go inside to start cutting it up….after just wearing it!
Such a lovely giveaway! I used to make doll clothes from my old shirts when I was a child. 🙂
Erica Williams says
Hoop art is so cute! I’ve never made anything like this. I hope I get to try new things soon 🙂 thanks for sharing!!
It must make you feel good that you show people how to make things but they still want to buy them from you 🙂 Love the hoop XO
hahaha thanks jill! you are amazing! XOXO