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? 


  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.

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

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

  4. so cute. I love the buttons.


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

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

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

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

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