You can make easy fabric rosettes from a recycled T-shirt. Use them on a hair clip or headband, on a scrapbook page, or on an upcycled T-shirt.
- Old T-shirt
- Hot glue gun
- Alligator clip
- Beads, brad, or pearls for embellishment
Begin by cutting off the hem of the T-shirt. You can save this piece to use in another project, but we won’t need it for this one. Cut a couple of strips about an inch and a half wide.
Cut along one of the seams. Remove any tags.
Twist the end of your strip, then roll into a circle. Use a hot glue gun to secure on one side. Don’t be afraid to use a good amount of glue, because it won’t show.
Continue twisting and rolling, stopping every so often to glue. For this medium-sized rosette, I’m only going to use a single strip of fabric. But if you’d like a large one, you can twist your second strip of fabric into the first to make it longer.
If you’d like, you can add an embellishment to the center. You can use beads or a brad. For this rosette, I’m using Pearl Dots. They cost about a dollar a sheet at my local craft store. They’re self-adhesive, but I’m using hot glue to make sure they stay put.
To make the back of your rosette look tidier, you can cut and glue a circle of felt to the back.
I’m making this rosette into a hair clip. I prefer the ease of alligator clips over barrettes. Adhere with hot glue, and pinch open while the glue cools. Then, glue a rectangle of felt over the inside of the clip for extra security.