Oh, this was a FUN one! I rarely get to sew for my boys, so when I do, I LOVE it!
The story behind this shirt is that I saw something kind of like it in my favorite kids' high end catalog and it was fantastic, but really too expensive for a holiday shirt that he'll wear a couple of times. So, I decided to make one.
The problem was when I went to copy the idea a few days ago, the shirt had sold out and the image was no longer available! GULP! Okay, so I remembered the saying SHAM ROCK and I remembered it had a clover guitar, but that was it! So, this is what I came up with and I like it... a lot.
Now if one of you girls have bought the shirt I'm talking about, DON'T send me a pic of what it's suppose to look like- or I'll hate this one!!! :) And if you don't heed my warning- I'll remind you that you paid $40 for it plus shipping and I spent $7! hee hee
Oh! And BTW-- did you notice the leg/arm warmers Keiran is wearing from my last TUTORIAL ? How ADORABLE do they look with that shirt?!?!?!? I LOVE it!
Wanna make one?
Well, here are the directions:
1. Start off with a plain polo shirt or T-shirt.
2. Print out guitar and words onto card stock. The font I used is called ALPINE.
3. Cut out letters and guitar.
4. Iron Wonder Under onto the BACK of the fabric scraps you are going to use.
5. Trace the letters and guitar onto the Wonder Under backing. TRACE THE LETTERS BACKWARDS!!!
6. Cut out the letters and guitar.
7. Iron Stabilizer onto the inside front of the shirt. This will make sewing A LOT easier, so don't skip this step!
8. Place letters and guitar where you want them to sit on the shirt. Remove paper backing and iron letters onto shirt- letter by letter.
9. Now grab your sewing machine!
10. Using a satin stitch (a stitch that makes a solid line of stitches), sew around the edges of all the letters. The needle should be going through the shirt and into the letter and repeating- half the stitch on the letter and half off.
11. Now, I wanted the guitar to look distressed and frayed, so I simply sewed around the guitar quite sloppily- twice. I also sewed a couple of random crazy stitches every now and again.
12. After sewing the guitar, I peeled up the edges of it and picked them apart and frayed them with a needle to give it a distressed look. Be careful not to harm the stitches though!
13. In this picture I show the inside of the shirt. You can see the two distinct styles of stitching I used.
14. After ALL the sewing is done, peel off the stabilizer.
15. Lastly, iron on the metal studs.
Yeah! It's done.
It took a little time, but was easy.
I hope you guys make one- I DARE you!!!