Summer DIY T-Shirt Series: Add a Crocheted Doily

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Add a crocheted doily to the back of a plain t shirt

Believe it or not, crocheted doilies actually have a rich history and played a role in everyday life for over a hundred years. But not many homes display these incredibly intricate pieces of art anymore. Why not unearth your grannie’s doilies and show off her handiwork on the back of your summer T-shirt. She would be delighted, I’m sure!

Materials needed for crocheted doily t shirt
Just find a plain T-shirt and slip a magazine or a piece of cardboard inside. This way, when you pin on the doily, you’re only pinning the back layer of your shirt.

Pin doily to the back of the t shirt

Pin all around the doily to hold it in place.

Pin all around the doily to hold it in place

Then, making sure to only sew through the back layer of your shirt, use matching thread with your sewing machine to sew the doily onto the shirt. I just followed the main, wider lines of the doily and left the lacy parts free.

Use your sewing machine to sew around the main parts of the doily
Now granny’s doilies have a new life and you have a fun and feminine T-shirt to throw on this summer.

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Want more fashionable refashions? Try out other projects by Beth:

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