Monday, February 7, 2011

"LOVE" t-shirt

So Valentines is right around the corner and my girls are excited.  They love the pink and the hearts and the cupcakes.  But who can blame them? So I am making them matching LOVE t-shirts.  And to make it even better I am using polka-dots, hearts and glitter.  What more could a little girl want?  Oh I know, how about 3 shades of pink?  I know it sounds overwhelming, but I am kinda a simple gal myself so it's perfectly perfect. At least I think so.  What do you think?

 So if you want to make a little girls dream valentines day shirt without going over the tops here's what to do.
First you will need a pink shirt from off the clearance rack :) Sewable heat bond, fabric, glitter bond and fabric glitter and freezer paper. (Also sewing machine, thread, iron and letters to trace)
 Start by tracing your "L V E" backwards onto the paper side of the heat bond.  Iron that onto the wrong side of your fabric. (I have two sets traced because I am making more than one, you only need to trace it once)
 Cut out your letters and pull off the white papery part and place them on your shirt and find where you want them.  make sure you leave a space for your heart "o".  Once you have them where you want them iron them on again. (high dry heat for about 8 sec)
 Now sew around them with a cute applique stitch on your machine.  or if your super woman do it by hand.  The first stitch I chose I hated so I had to undo it and start again with a new stitch.  It was much better.
 Now take your freezer paper and cut out a heart.  Now iron that onto your shirt (again about 8 sec.)
Place something inside your shirt where you are going to be adding the glitter so we don't "bond" the front and back of the shirt together. Now take your glitter bond and the little "make up" applicator it comes with.
 Get a good dollop of band onto the tip of the applicator.
 Now spread that inside your heart.
Pour glitter all over it. Then wait. 

 After 2 hours you can begin to remove your glitter.  I shook it onto a piece of paper so I could then funnel it back into my glitter container. And pull your freezer paper off.  Voila!  Now you have a super cute shirt. (make sure to wait 72 hrs before washing and wash it inside out as well.)

 I know my girls love them! I am pretty happy with them myself.  If you have any questions let me know.


Tiffany said...

SOOO Cute! those girls of yours are Stylish! :D

Grandma Hurst said...

Darling and so cute.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

SWEET! I think that is adorable!