Monday, July 4, 2011

Patriotic T-shirt

This post is really early for Veteran's Day or REALLY early for next year.

 Old Navy had cheap t-shirts on sale for $3.49, which is pretty good.  They were buy 2 get one free and I got a 10% military discount which means I bought 3 shirts for a little over $6.  Score!
(stay tuned to see what we're going to do with the rest of them)

Sunday afternoon, my kid declared that she needed something a little festive for the 4th.  She was playing w/ my craft supplies and thought it would be fun to make ribbon stripes and button stars.  I didn't think it would look that great and tried to talk her out of it, but I was wrong and it turned out adorable.
Step 1: Lay out your ribbons on your shirt and pin them in place.
Step 2: Sew the first one day and watch it pucker and look horrible-try hard not to swear 
Step 3: Pick out first stripe
Step 3: Cut fusible webbing into strips and iron on the back of each ribbon
Step 4: Repeat Step 1
Step 5: Sew into place and appreciate the wonder that is fusible webbing
Step 6: Sew on all the buttons
Step 7: Admire your work


Step 7: Make a matching headband (I didn't invent this, but I just wrap fabric strips around a pipe-cleaner and twist.  Then I hot-glue a felt circle on the back.  I then get another felt circle and sandwich the 2 on either side of a head band.  Then I cut a pipe cleaner in half and made 2 smaller flowers for each side)



How cute is she? 


14 comments:

  1. So cute! I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I would love for you to join in on the fun by adding your link.

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  2. this is darling! i LOVE the idea for the shirt!!!:) Thanks so much for linking up to "Tell me Tuesdays!"
    xoxo
    ash

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  3. Cute. I like the buttons for the stars!

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  4. so cute. I love the buttons.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  5. Awesome Posting for T-Shirt . Really beautiful T-shirt and its very fancy .Pretty Look and interesting this post.

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  6. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  7. Too cute! Love the short idea...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  8. Crafty girl you've got there! :) Love the shirt! Pinning this so I can make one next year!

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  9. The girl is looking really very beautiful in t shirt. The color and painting color is so cute..
    Tank Top

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  10. Fun! I love the combo of the ribbons and buttons.

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