Check out our classes at and make this Random Ruffle T-shirt:

From the Creativebug Website:

“Basic sewing skills can transform a plain t-shirt into one of your favorite go-to wardrobe pieces. The random ruffle t-shirt uses a simple appliqué technique that’s quick and easy, yet true to the Alabama Chanin style.”

Shown here our T-Shirt Top with Cap sleeves is appliquéd with five ½ inch vertical rows cut across grain of random ruffles. This t-shirt is a single layer of light-weight Silt with the ruffles in light-weight Black. The t-shirt is constructed with Slate thread, using a straight stitch along the sleeves and side construction and a Cretan stitch for the binding. The ruffles are sewn with black thread.


T-Shirt Top pattern (see pattern sheet at back of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)
1 yard of 60” wide organic cotton jersey fabric in lightweight
¼ yard of 60” wide organic cotton jersey fabric in lightweight, for appliqué
Paper scissors
Garment scissors
Embroidery scissors
Rotary cutter and cutting mat
18” transparent plastic ruler
Tailor’s chalk or disappearing ink fabric pen
Hand-sewing needle
Button Craft thread
All-purpose sewing thread

OUR DESIGN CHOICES - DIY Random Ruffle T-shirt kit available for sale on our website.

Fabric - 100% organic lightweight cotton jersey
Top layer – Silt
Binding – Silt
Appliqué – Black
Button Craft thread – Black #2 for appliqué; Slate #26 for t-shirt construction
Stretch Stitch – Cretan
Appliqué Stitch – Straight
Seams – Felled on wrong side
Knots – Inside

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