Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sew Sew Sweet Saturday-Snowman Tshirt

Today I will show you how to make a very simple t shirt for your little guy or gal. I love to make Eliza shirts for the season, I made her a No Sew Christmas Tree a few weeks ago but wanted something that can last through the winter, not just the holidays, so I decided to make this Snowman! The best part is this cost me less then $10 to make!

T-shirt, long sleeve for the winters here
Buttons for the eyes
Fabric for the nose and mouth. 99cent fabric squares from Joanns are perfect for this, they tend to have lots of different design options to make the fabric a little more fun.
Heat and Bond
Needle and Thread

Start off by washing all of your fabric, you don't want anything to shrink when you wash it in the future.

Take your buttons and lay them out on the shirt to decide how you want the face to look. I wanted it to look off to the side so I put the eyes closer together on one side.

Next, time to cut out your shapes for the nose and mouth. I started by applying my heat and bond to you fabric. Make sure you follow the directions for your particular fusing web.

I then free handed the shape of the nose. The best way to do this is draw it on the paper of the fusing web once it is on the fabric, that paper will be discarded so no one will see if you took a few times to get the drawing right. Now cut out your nose.

I do not do well free handing circles, I could have traced something but to save myself time I threw my fabric on my Cricut machine and let it cut out a bunch of different size circles. I wasn't sure what I would like when it was all laid out together.

Now that all of your shapes are cut out, and your buttons laid out, put your face together!

Try the different sizes of the circles to decide what shape is best for you. With Eliza's shirt being a 12month we didn't have much room so I used all small circles.

Once I had it laid out the way I wanted I make little marks with my pencil so I knew where it all went, your fabric will be covering the pencil marks so no big deal.

Sew on your button eyes with your needle and thread. Make sure to sew them on tight if you have curious hands like ours!

Now take your nose and mouth fabric and iron them on.

Tada! Instant wait 1.5 hours for your little one to wake up so they can put on your Snowman shirt and fight smile for the camera!

I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial. Like I said, all together it was less then $10 to make and about 10 minutes to make!  Feel free to contact me with any questions!!


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Both Eliza and the shirt are soooo cute!! I love that name Eliza!

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Oooooh, that's aDORable! And so is she!! So cute and festive...and she can wear it all winter long! I may have to do something like this with one of my son's white tshirts. Thanks for the idea! Would you consider sharing it here?

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

What a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. I will be featuring this at tomorrow's party. Come by a grab a featured button:)