Wednesday, August 26, 2009

fun t-shirts


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 think the Birthday girl was pleased.



We even sewed some of the extra fabric on the bottom of a skirt that was too short.


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.

7 comments:

Anna said...

so cute!

clif, somer, vivian & bauer said...

wow...what a great idea! i bet that project could have been even easier if some milk guzzling, procastinating preggo didn't have your sewing machine! ;)

Sarah said...

ummm... why did we not have girls? that is so fun! and MP is so grown up!

Whitney said...

pretty sure this is why i didn't have a girl. she might have her name or initial on everything she owned....and did i mention that i would be in the poor house?

Sarah said...

True. I always think that when I'm out and find something for Ava. It is WAY too easy to shop for cute little girls...

The Merediths said...

I love me some sewing projects and this is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Love it.

Susan said...

Cute. When I was in around the 3rd grade, I had a few friends spend the night for my birthday party, and Mom and I made dresses. We got a plain T-shirt and sewed fabric on the bottom to make a skirt. Easy, different, and fun.