First, apologies if this isn't really the right place for this post. Couldn't figure out if it's trinkets, or clothes. But since it *does* involve shirts, and sewing, I figured I'd try here :-)
Got out some of my fabric stash (i.e. felt, tulle, hideous $0.50c polyester frocks and gingham shirt from the 2nd-hand store!), grabbed the pinking shears, got out the sewing machine and voila! 3 broken needles later .... (yeah, so that was my fault for putting the needles in back to front, doh) ... revamped boring white kids' t-shirts now looking much better!