What you will need:1 Stripey T-Shirt (or any T-Shirt you want..)
Red embroidery thread (or any colour but I love stripes and red)
1 Pair of scissors
1 Series to binge in the background (Might I recommend these.. and these Netflix series)
Both Maison Labiche and Whistles seem to use French phrases on their T-Shirts like 'cherie' or 'enchante' etc. which I love, but I guess the fun of making your own is that you could have whatever you like! I decided to embroider 'c'est la vie' onto mine, it's just a phrase I like and thought would look nice.
I went for this Oasis Stripe T-Shirt which was £16, you could probably find cheaper but I liked the spacing between the stripes on this one, I thought it would be perfect to be able to see the text on the white bit between the two navy stripes.
Step 1.I put the T-Shirt on and looked down, looked in the mirror and worked out where I wanted the text to go. This is worth doing otherwise you could have spent the time doing it and find the end of the text is under your armpit or just too far round the corner. Mark gently with a pencil.
Step 2.Then you can very gently write the text of your choice onto the T-Shirt (feel free to freestyle but I wanted a guide)
Step 3.Start sewing! Thread your embroidery thread through the needle, knot the end and from the inside of your T-Shirt make a start. Go back in from outside to inside with a dash sized thread.
For the next thread you want to miss a space about the same size as your first thread - dash sized - then thread back through the first thread 'dash'. This is so there's no gap between thread and it looks like one continuous written line.
Step 5.Just keep going until you're done.
Voila! You've got yourself one unique tee!
What do you think? Would you try this for yourself? I'm thinking I'd love to try some floral embroidery next.. let me know if you'd like to see that!
Pictures of me taken by Gwennan Rees (Twenty Something Meltdown)