Thursday, January 17, 2013

Simple Valentine’s Day T-shirt


Here is a fun little way to embellish a plain white t-shirt.  Look in your fabric stash for a remnant, or stop by the fabric store for a piece of red fabric.  I happened to use sequined fabric, because what little girl doesn't love sparkly hearts?

Fold a piece of paper in half, and cut out a heart the size you would like to appear on the shirt.  (Remember how to cut out half a heart from a folded piece of paper?)  That will be your pattern.  Use the pattern to cut out a heart in the fabric.

If you are not using a heavy weight fabric, you will want to iron on a piece of  fusible web (like Wonder-Under) first.  For a complete tutorial on how to do this step, check out this link.  Then, place the fabric heart onto the t shirt, and pin into place.  Sew around the edge of the heart with a really tight zigzag stitch or a blanket stitch.


And you're done!  If you use a cotton fabric, it's okay to let it fray around the edges if you like that look.  I happen to.  So now you have an upcycled, nearly free, one of a kind, Valentine's Day t-shirt!

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