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DIY pompom trim T-shirt

The sun is shining and the birds are singing here in London Town, hopefully marking the end of what's been one of the dreariest Winter's on record (and to top it all off, NO SNOW). In between the release of the Flora Dress, our usual scheming and masterplanning and endless admin, we've been excitedly dreaming up some fun and frivolous DIY projects to lighten the vibe and keep those creative juices a-flowin'. This week we've been feeling all things 70s - flared jeans, peasant skirts and funk being the order of the day. So we decided to funk up an old T-shirt with some retro pompoms - here's how...

You will need:

  • an old T-shirt or shrunken jumper
  • a length of pompom trim

Step 1

Take your T-shirt and cut it to your desired length. Remember to leave enough for hemming! And if you're not into the bare midriff look, you can still add the pompoms without hacking off the length of your top.

Step 2

Pin your pompom trim to the right side of your top's hemline, pompom facing up.

Step 3

Stitch the pompoms into place.

Step 4

Fold the hem under, so that the pompoms are hanging down. Pin into place.

Step 5

Using a wide zigzag stitch, sew the hem into place. All done!

Comments on this post (4)

  • Jun 28, 2014

    Yay this is really cool, I want to try it!

    — gemma

  • Mar 23, 2014

    I love the idea of adding poms to a top! This is so cute!

    — Sade Alread

  • Mar 07, 2014

    aww, this is really cool. i like the way you styled it. i always kinda wanted to add big pom poms on a garment but didn’t know how without it looking cutesy.

    — dixie

  • Mar 06, 2014

    Cute DIY! “Yeah, I’d rather be with you oo-oo-oooo…” LOVE Bootsey Collins! Aqua-Boogie, Baby!

    — sewbutterfly

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