Apr 15, 2009

I'm 1 T-shirt

I wanted to make small fry a t-shirt for her 1st birthday party and to wear after the fact. She is little for her age and people always act so shocked when I tell them how old she is. Like the other day at a store a lady asked how old she was and I said, "she will be 1 in a couple of weeks," and the lady said, "oh well she doesn't look big enough to be that old." What did she want me to say, "okay well then she isn't going to be that old, I was lying." She is what she is people. Anyway so I made her a shirt that says, "I'm 1" for her big party.
Here's what I did. I used my Heat N' Bond to draw out my letters and number first. I just free handed this one but you could print them out on the computer and then trace them. If you do this remember to trace the letters backwards. I forgot when I drew mine and had to redo the whole thing.

Next I cut out the letters and number but cut them in from my pencil edge about a 1/4 of an inch all the way around. After you have these cut out you need to iron them onto the wrong side of your fabric then cut out your fabric pieces a 1/4 of an inch bigger than the Heat N' Bond piece. This will make your letters and number back to the original size you drew.

Peel off the paper layer from the Heat N' Bond and figure out your placement on the t-shirt you will be using. When you have everything where you want it press it down with your iron.

Finally sew around the edges of the letters and number with a zig zag stitch. I have found it is best to use the smallest length setting possible on your sewing machine but a stitch width that is larger (I use setting 3 for my stitch width). That is it. A super easy and cute idea.
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  1. So cute! I'll have to do this for my boy's birthdays.

  2. I can totally relate about people making comments. My first son was/is small for his age and people use to make a lot of comments. One day I was coming out of a store and a lady asked me how old he was. I told her two and she said - with a snide voice - "we'll he's little isn't he." I wanted to say we'll your pretty fat, but I just walked off. I can't believe that people feel free to make comments about your children!

    Also - love the shirt. I've just begun making appliqued shirts for my boys using the same technique. I use my Cricut to cut out the shapes which give me a lot of possibilites. I just posted yesterday a couple of Easter shirts I made. Super cheap and easy.

  3. Why DO people feel free to make comments like that, especially about children? I totally agree with Shaila, who wanted to say, "Well, you're pretty fat."


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