Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Tree Tshirt

Some of you might have seen this tutorial last week over at Pocket Full Of Pink, when Karen featured my project. I wanted to post it for my readers as well. Enjoy the Christmas Tree T-shirt I made for my little girl. This was a very quick project, maybe 15 minutes top.

Here are the supplies you need:

A shirt
Ribbon, choose as many different prints as you would like
Star Button
Needle and Thread
Scissors
Stitch Witchery
Iron


Start off by prewashing your shirt. This will make sure it wont shrink in the future. Also, wash your ribbon so the colors don't bleed. Soak the ribbon in salt water for 30 minutes then hand wash, hang dry, and iron.

Lay out your shirt and cut the ribbon to size according to the size of your shirt. I used a piece of left over green ribbon as the trunk of the tree. I put the trunk down first, then the star, this way I knew how much room I had in between to space out the "branches" I started with the largest on the bottom and slowly moved up making each ribbon shorter to show the angle of the tree.


Once I had it laid out the way I liked it I cut a piece of stitch witchery for the trunk of the tree. I laid it down and pressed with my iron, on cotton setting, for 5 seconds. I did it in 5 second increments until it was on there tight.

After I did the trunk I moved onto the branches of the tree. I used a clean cloth, burp cloth actually, in between the iron and the ribbon. I didn't want the heat directly on the ribbon just in case it would make the colors run.

Once all of the pieces were down I hand stitched the star onto the shirt and TADA, all done!

Here is a picture of Eliza wearing it.



Please excuse the bottle, if I didn't have that this is what the photos looked like:


No Pictures Please

YEAH!! For my Christmas Tree Shirt!

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8 comments:

folkhaven said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful shirt and adorable baby!

{K} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's such a cute shirt! you did a great job!

Lacie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the shirt. I think I might just have to make a couple for my girls. I found you on the Mom Blog Monday. I look forward to seeing other craft ideas you have.

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Melinda C said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is sooo cute! I have a boy =( Hubby would not approve of putting this on him...but I will have to remember this for any future girl I may have. It's just adorable. You'd pay at least $15 for the shirt alone at a store!

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Just Made That Way said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so pretty!! Great idea. I would love it if you would share this at my You’re Sew creative' party going on right now!! I've also got some great giveaways this week, too!
http://justmadethatway.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogoversary-party-day-eleven-jmtws.html

Sally said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this...so cute! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. I found your blog from The Sasse Life blog party. I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
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Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Sally Thank you so much! Make sure you enter the giveaway, it ends tonight! http://www.kalynernest.com/2011/11/cared-for-giveaway-good-friend-of-mine.html

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I found your shirt instructions via a google search.. I made a shirt for my baby girl with such ease.. It is adorable.. and all my friends love it!