Mary Polly's birthday was a few weeks ago and to help celebrate she and I made t-shirts as a party favor for her and the 2 girls that were spending the night. I had seen this project on someones blog, can't remember where, and thought I could tackle it. I often find projects that I need to do with MP, because they are not really boy projects..though the blog I saw this on had little boy shirts made this way with neckties made out of fabric-too cute!!!
I bought Heat n Bond, a no sew adhesive, and then ironed it on to our chosen fabric, per the package instructions. We printed letters in MP's chosen font and cut them out and traced them onto the paper (tip: you want to trace the letters backwards so they will be the correct way when you cut them out. We learned this the hard way.)
Then we cut out the traced letters and laid them out on the shirt..we had 2 little boys who were eager to help.
Once the letter was stuck on the shirt I sewed around them by hand in a corresponding thread. I liked the way the hand stitch looked, but if I was doing more than one at a time again i would do this on a machine.
They turned out super cute and were really very easy and inexpensive. I got the shirts for $2.50 at Wal-Mart, the adhesive cost under $3.00 (I used it on all 3 shirts and have lots left) and I used fabric and thread that I already had.
I always feel guilty to send lots of little things home for party favors that I know the moms just want to throw away...I think this is such a fun option for a small party.