DIY Lace Trim Tee

Welcome to the TCB Summer Celebration series! Today I have Melissa guest posting for me! I featured her way back when and I was lucky enough to have met her in real life! She’s just as lovely in person as on her blog! Enjoy as she teaches how to add lace to a t-shirt!TodaysCreativeBlog

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Hi Everyone!! My name is Melissa but most people just call me the Polka Dot Chair girl. I write a DIY lifestyle and sewing blog called the Polka Dot Chair (it’s named after a chair in my sewing room in case you were wondering). I was so excited when Kim asked me to guest post today! I remember being featured on Today’s Creative Blog a few years ago, it’s still one of my “most exciting blog moments”.

Today I’m going to show you how to make this super simple DIY Lace trim summer t-shirt.



A few weeks ago my kids tagged along with me to NYC. While there I hit up a few shops one of them being a lace and trim shop! My oldest daughter helped me brainstorm a few summer projects. This was one of them.

To make the t-shirt you’ll need:

  • Lace
  • T-shirt (preferably one with a rolled sleeve)
  • Needle and thread



Begin by pinning the lace on the wrong side of the sleeve so that it pokes out. Since my t-shirt had a rolled sleeve I could hide the stitches in the layers. If yours doesn’t you’ll just have to make sure you only stitch though one layer of the t-shirt sleeve hem.





Make small stitches all along the top of the lace all the way around the sleeve. I stitched through the top row of lace detail. Double check your work as you go to make sure that your stitches don’t show through to the front of the sleeve.






Keep stitching until you get back to where you started. Leave about 1/2” overlap of lace.

I hope you enjoyed today project! I’d love for you to come and say hello sometime! I’ve got HUNDREDS of free sewing tutorials over on my blog.

Thanks again for having me Kim!




Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. Lisa says

    This is so simple and yet looks so elegant, love it! I have some left over trim so I’m going to try this with one of my old shirts