Saturday, July 12, 2014

May Arts DT Call Round 2

I am so excited to have made it to round 2 of the May Arts blog design team call.  I want to be a Prima Ribbonista!!

design team call

For my submission I created some kid sized t-shirts with woven ribbon shapes.  I chose a heart, a moon and a cloud with rainbow.
Here is how I did it:

I started with t-shirts, May Arts 1/2" solid wrinkled ribbon, scissors and fabric marking pencils.

Turn the t-shirt inside out and draw (or trace) your shape.

Now I am not much for exact measurements when I create so I just eye balled the spacing of my cuts.  You need to cut 2 slits close together smaller than your ribbon, spacing them along your drawing.

Turn the shirt right side out and lay flat.  Where the ribbon starts and stops you will tie a bow so decide where you want the bow to be before you begin.  Weave the ribbon under the small space between the slits you cut. (If you are having trouble getting the ribbon through use a tapestry or embroidery needle.)

Continue all the way around.  I adjusted the ribbon to be as flat as I could while I worked.

Tie your bow and trim the ends.

Here are the three shapes I choose for this set of t-shirts.

I am so excited to see these on my favorite littles!! AND I had so much fun weaving in the fantastic May Arts ribbon, those colors are so BRIGHT!!
Here is a link to the wrinkled ribbon I used:


Wish me luck!!


  1. These are so cute and fairly easy to replicate :-)
    Good luck, Michele!

  2. Very sweet tees - love the pretty ribbons you used, and the directions are easy to follow! Good luck!

  3. adorable T-shirts!! love them :) xoxoxo Good luck!!

  4. Yay!! Congrats on making it to round 2!!! Love how you wove the ribbon into the t-shirts! SO cute!

  5. This is such a CUTE idea! Best of luck!

  6. Very sweet idea for using the ribbons. Good luck and thanks for sharing your idea with us.