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Old T Shirt Rosebud Bracelet

Old T Shirt Rosebud Bracelet TutorialHere’s a tutorial for a sweet little old t shirt rosebud bracelet that reminds me of a handmade corsage.

I LOVE to work with old t shirt material (if you’ve been following along my blog, I’m sure you know that by now :-) ) So when I found this old yellow t shirt in the garage, I knew i had to turn it into something fresh for the spring and summer. It’s not a terribly difficult project, but it does require a little bit of patience.

For this project you will need:

  • 2 colors of old shirts (preferably one green)
  • Embroidery needle and thread
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Seed Beads 6/0
  • A button

Step 1. Cut straight segments of your flower fabric about an inch wide and between 3 and 6 inches long. You’ll trim them later, but I cut them slightly bigger so they are easy to work with. I also vary the size of them so the size of the flowers is different. Cut as many of these as you’ll want flowers on the bracelet.

Step 2. Fold them at about a 1/3 inch and stich the fold closed. Then trim off the extra third after it’s stitched.

Step 3. Roll up your folded piece and stitch the bottom of the bud closed. TIP: stitch it closed with an X, it pulls the flower apart slightly, and has minimal stitches.

Step 4. Loosely stitch together the rosebud on the underside. Don’t stitch them tight or they will pull too much to the sides.

Step 5. With the embroidery thread pull up from the bottom then tie a knot and pull the thread back through to create the flower centers.

Step 6. On the green t shirt, trace about 1/4 inch around outside the grouping of rosebuds.

Step 7. Cut out the base as well as a couple of smaller leaf shapes.

Step 8. Chain Stitch with embroidery thread around the leave, this will keep them sturdier and more supported on the bracelet.

Step 9. With a few tiny stitches, attach the leaves to the base. Then attach the rosebud cluster to the base by stitching it on all the way around. (not pictured)

Step 10. Sew the seed beads onto the base green fabric all the way around the base. (this will hide some of the stitches attaching it) Also, go through the middle of the base and sew a few beads between the rosebuds.

The Braid.

Cut three strands of Old T Shirt Yarn (click for tutorial) about 30inches long (you’ll trim them later, but it’s easier to work with it when they are longer). Knot a loop at the top the size to fit your button threw. Then knot the other two strings onto the top below the loop. By knotting them on separately it eliminates some of the bulk of one big knot. Then braid the strands together (in groupings of two). Once the band is the right length for you, do not knot it at the end, but rather sew it closed. Then attach the button. TIP: leave some room between the button and the band with the embroidery thread. It will make it easier to put on.

Old T Shirt Rosebud BraceletI hope you enjoy this sweet little bracelet as much as I do. I’m thinking I might attach another matching cluster to a hair clip or necklace, who knows! But they sure are cute!

kristy o

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  1. This is amazing. And beautiful. Soon as I saw the image on my blog hop, I had to click…and pin.:)
    You know, my daughter is a brownie scout troop leader. I am going to send her the link. I’ll bet her girls would love to do this as a project!

    Thanks so much for linking up.
    Stop by again?

    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

  2. This is amazing! I could totally see someone wearing this as a corsage! Great job!

  3. Stopping by from the Creative Spark – really cool project!

  4. I saw this at Fluster Buster’s party and had to stop by to tell that I LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing and am pinning! Have a wonderful week!

  5. These are soo pretty.. Would soo cute for a father daughter event corsage!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. Such a sweet bracelet Kristy! Thanks for sharing it at my party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page as well as pinning it on my Kathe With An E Pinterest board :-)

  7. it’s fantastic!! I share it in my facebook fan page :)

  8. it’s fantastic!! I share it in my facebook fan page :)

  9. What a cool bracelet! I love statement jewelry like that. Definitely pinning this!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this! It looks awesome!!!

  11. That is the cutest thing ever! I always have leftovers from t shirts when I turn them into dresses for my little girl. This is such a great idea to use the rest of the t shirts up. Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning it now!

  12. What a cute idea, Kristy, and so colorful!!

  13. Love this! What a creative use of an old tee-shirt. Thanks for sharing at Share it Saturday!

  14. What a cool idea.. I love how you used t-shirt to make flowers..

  15. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I’ll be featuring you this week and I hope you’ll be by to see it and link up more of your fabulous ideas! I just love your bracelet, what a great way to reuse an old shirt that might otherwise end up in the trash.

    • Kristy O says:

      Thanks Katie! I really appreciate the love and the feature! I also really enjoy reading your blog! HUGS! ~ Kristy O

  16. Very cute idea! Thanks so much for linking up with me last week!

  17. Beautiful! You are very talented! This would make a great Mother’s Day gift. I just pinned this in my upcycle board.

  18. Beautiful! You are very talented! This would make a great Mother’s Day gift. I just pinned this in my upcycle board.

  19. My readers loved this! I am sharing this today as one of my most popular posts from last week! Hope to see you today at Sharing with Domestic Superhero Thursdays!

  20. Visiting from Monday Funday. I’d like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at And who knows, you may just get featured next week.


  21. Super cool idea for up-cycling! So adorable. Thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… I hope you’ll come back to party with me again tomorrow! Have a great night! xoxo~ Ruthie

  22. Really cool bracelet! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  23. What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you’re having a splendid week.



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