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an embroidered shirt DIY...

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

It's all in the little details! So today, we're showing you how to take a plain t-shirt and give it an extra, yet easy, detail. It's a fun project for a craft night in, to make as a gift, or to add to an older shirt that you want to give new life to. Check it out...

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

You'll need...
- shirt (ours is past season from Madewell)
- embroidery floss
- embroidery needle

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

Here's how...
1. Starting with first embroidery color, knot the end, and use a simple loop stitch to wrap the hem of a shirt by the neck, sleeve, or waist.
2. Repeat with each color to make a color blocked section, varying the location and width of each color block.

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

We picked a subtle design and complementary colors on ours, but you can go big and add even more if you want! 

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}

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