Sunday, February 21, 2010

Toddler Tees

After perusing Etsy's large inventory of homemade t-shirts for toddlers, I realized that it would be silly for me to not at least attempt to make one of my own for Evan - I mean how hard can it be?

Obviously screen printing and anything too advanced in the sewing department is completely out my league, so I was gravitating towards the simple less involved shirts.  I came across several with appliques, using various animals and objects, but the dinosaur was my favorite.  And Evan loves his dinosaurs.

So to recreate what I saw, I bought a cheap t-shirt from Wal-Mart, heat bonding paper (thank you, Dixie, for my gift card to Hobby Lobby), felt and some matching thread.

I drew the dinosaur on the felt, cut it out, applied the bonding paper to the back and ironed it on to the t-shirt.  For reinforcement, I stitched around the edges of the dinosaur.  I will not allow a close-up because my stitching  is borderline horrendous - but it's barely noticable.  One day I'll invest in a sewing machine.  T-shirt #2 will be revealed tomorrow.  And you won't want to miss that one!


Score said...

Love it! You're so crafty!

Kylie said...

you are so damn crafty lately, I'm left feeling inadequate in comparison. can I place an order? 12 mos and 3 T please.

Nana said...

congratulations on baby! :)