This is cute, and you could totally do a similar thing on canvas!

Sew butterflies on a girl's shirt--simple, cute, and easy enough for her to help

button caterpillar

Plain t-shirt transformed into darling top with applique flowers. Would embellish with buttons too.

Button Art Tree

Appliqued Trees with buttons

Appliqué sympa

Easy Christmas shirts.

Buttons galore T-shirt (machine stitching tips)

Button Lamp

Cannot believe this redo!

DIY: remake an oversized t-shirt...sooo cute!

free pattern

The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts) --- Make It and Love It

Great website to learn how to sew girly stuff from your old shirts..this shirt dress is just the beginning!!

Good idea to make your t-shirts more feminine. I've been wanting to try this but I thought I had to take it all apart. Not so!

A cute DIY summer t-shirt refashion. Add a scallop neckline to your favorite t-shirt using colorful fabric scraps. DIY t-shirt refashion

A great idea to recycle and create something new and beautiful out of something that was sitting unused on shelves for years...

The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts) --- Make It and Love It

Ruffle shirt tutorial