Spooky Embroidery

If you saw Tuesday’s post, you’ll recognize this shirt. In Tuesday’s post, I resized a jean shirt so it would fit me for an overshirt instead of making me look like a kid in her dad’s shirt. If you are into sewing, you should check it out! Today’s post is mostly about embroidery which is basically fancy hand sewing, but I won’t bore you with all the details! It’s just for some inspiration to make an adorable holiday shirt.

Here is what I used:

Embroidery Floss

A patch

Seam ripper

Sewing needle





Non metal bowl

Warm water

First, I got my shirt wet and twisted as much water out as I could. When it was nice and damp, but not dripping, I hung it up so I could start bleaching. I mixed bleach and water at a 1:1 ratio in my bowl and carefully used my gloved hands to splatter the mixture onto the shirt. I let it sit for about 5 minutes in a warm room, added a little more bleach, and let it sit for another 10 or so before I washed it out in the tub and let it dry.

Now was the fun part! I found some cute sayings on Pinterest and decided what shapes I wanted to add to my spooky Halloween shirt. I ended up taking the pocket off of the shirt so I could embroider a creepy little spider with a web and “Creep it real” and then used embroidery floss to sew it back on the shirt. I won’t go into exactly how I embroidered each thing, but here is a tutorial on basic stitches that are important to embroidery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go89e8xpVYs

Once I had the pocket sewn back on, I started on the back. I am a HUGE Hocus Pocus fan, so when I saw this black cat patch, I knew I had to use it! I thought“I put a spell on you and now you’re mine” would look perfect, so I went ahead and embroidered that as well. To finish off my look, I put 2 cute ghosts on the collar 😊 I think it turned out pretty adorable and I will probably keep adding to it through the years! If you don’t want to embroider, there are TONS of cute patches you can sew onto your shirts. I can’t wait to see your Holiday looks!! As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.


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