Wearing: DIY Star Tee, Vintage Bandanna, the 5th watch, Fashion Drug Tiger Mini Bag, Zara Jeans (old), and Aldo Mules

In honor of breast cancer month, I felt like making a bust enhancing tee where the details are all front and center. Two stars right where the nipples are located, a breast friendly tee that’s fun and a great alternative to a basic t-shirt. This is a quick and easy DIY that plays on the embroidery trend which is great to do for yourself or as a gift to someone else.  Feel free to modify this tutorial to place an embroidery design anywhere you like and have it be anything you like! You could do phrases, roses, multiple stars… your imagination is your own limitation! I chose to do stars since it’s a hot shape for fall and I love that it kind of makes the shirt taboo with their placement (if you know what I mean). Read on to see how I created this embroidered star tee!

TIME | 10 mins

COST | $


What you’ll need:

  • T-shirt
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Star Stencil
  • Embroidery hoop (optional)


  1. Try on your tee and figure out the placement of the stars, I used these star stickers to get the placement right on top of the ta-tas.
  2. Take a pencil and trace around your star stencil (or other shape) to have a light outline to follow when doing the embroidery.
  3. Set up the embroidery hoop if you’d like to use one. Mine was a bit big for what I was doing but still helped in keeping the fabric taunt during the process of sewing.
  4. Take 2 feet of the embroidery thread and tie a knot, start sewing by passing the needle from the inside to the outside of the tee so that the knot is hidden on the inside of the shirt.
  5. Use an up/down sewing method skipping every second stitch.
  6. Once you match back up to the start of the embroidery fill in the empty spaces with the up/down sewing to complete the outlines.
  7. Tie off the end of the thread on the inside of the shirt.

As always, if you happen to recreate these please share and use the hashtag #DECONSTRUT so I can see all your creations! Happy DIY-ing!

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