Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lace Christmas Tree T-shirt Tutorial

It is Day 1 of Creating Christmas!

 Creating Christmas at The Girl Creative

I was planning to do a green lace tree on a white shirt with red beads but when hubby went out to the store to get me a shirt, they were all out of the white type I wanted.  So he came back with a light pink shirt and a striped pink/white shirt.  Oh well!  Thanks anyway, Baby!  So instead of classic Christmas red, white, and green, I give you vintage Christmas in pink, ivory, and tan!

lace, ribbon, tulle, or other
sequins, beads, pearls, flat gems, etc. (if desired)

1.  Lay out the shirt to figure out where you want to put the lace tree.

2. Cut the first length of lace.  This will be the base of your tree, so make sure it is the longest piece.

3. Sew the first piece on, slightly angling it like a smile.  Add more pieces of lace, overlapping each piece as you go.  Each length should be slightly shorter than the last.  I used four different types: three laces and one metallic tulle.

4. Add rosettes near the neckline to be the tree topper.  To make the rosettes:  Knot the thread then sew a loose stitch along one edge of the lace.  Pull the thread to make the lace gather into ruffles and sew off the end with a knot when you have enough gathered lace to make your rosette.

 (You could also use a vintage brooch {which I almost did!}, buttons, or cut a star out of felt.)  Also, you could add beads, sequins, etc., to be the ornaments.  I was going to do this, but once the tree was made, I liked the simplicity of it as it was.

 I just can't get over how cute this is! 


The Girl Creative said...

That is adorable!! Seriously - so cute!!! :)

Sarah Yoder said...

This is such a sweet little project! Would be perfect to make for our nieces! I am a new friend/follower from The Girl Creative. I am also co-hosting the Creating Christmas even over at

Emily said...

Very sweet!
PS- I'm following and co-hosting with you!

Unknown said...

Adorable! New follower and co-hosting with you :)

Unknown said...

I am ALL about lace this Christmas. LOVING this shirt!!! I'm excited to follow your Christmas Creating Party!!! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by for a visit and follow me, too!

Aimee from

Tiffany said...

TOO CUTE! I love the little expression she's sporting in the end. :) You can tell she makes it fancy just by being her. :) Thanks for stopping by my first "Creating Christmas" post. :)

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! Now I just need to find a littler girl to make one for. Or maybe I'll just make one for myself...

Colleen said...

Super adorable!!!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

That is adorable! I just hate that one of my granddaughters is to big for one now and my other one is two small lol.
this would be cute on a pillow too. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa @ twolittleredbobbins said...

That is gorgeous, I love it!

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

Super cute! Love the lace!

Janny said...

What a fun shirt! I featured it over at Que Linda as apart of a little co-host feature. It was fun to co-host with you!


Cori said...

So cute! Will you please add it to my Handmade On Humpday link party?

I'm your newest follower!

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