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February 1, 2012

The Let your Love Grow Shirt

Here's my next project with a Valentines twist.



I couldn't decide which picture I liked best to introduce my shirt.  I really like the one above-- but it doesn't show the whole shirt (someone did not want to stand up).  I really like the one below-- but it doesn't show my cute baby.


So I made one of each.

A couple weeks ago I bought a bunch of onesies, since sister's hand-me-downs from her brothers were starting to look a little grungy.

With Valentine's day coming up, I knew I wanted to take one of those onesies and make a Valentine's shirt for her.  I was trying to think of something original when I came across this craft from The Crafty Crow.

Scrumdilly Do valentine trees

Such a cute little tree.  This got the wheels turning and the "Let your Love Grow" shirt was created.

MATERIALS:

1. One shirt or Onesie
2. Heat and Bond material
3. Fabric
STEP ONE: Wash shirt or onesie. 

STEP TWO: Cut out brown tree trunk.
I cut mine out of some brown corduroy material I had.  
Then fold each side of the tree in and iron.

STEP THREE: Cut out some Heat & Bond material.

STEP FOUR: Press Heat & Bond to backside, let cool, take off paper.


STEP FIVE: Press tree onto onesie.  Sew around the edges of tree.
Technically the Heat & Bond material that I have says, "no sew"-- but I don't trust it.  So I like to bond it, then sew it down to make sure everything stays put. 


STEP SIX: Cut out many different colors of pink, red, and orange fabric.  Cut out Heat & Bond squares, that are smaller than the fabrics.  Iron together.


STEP SEVEN: Once cooled, take off back paper.


STEP EIGHT: Cut out Hearts and place on tree.
For a short cut I folded my material in half and cut my hearts out together.  If you do this, make sure you put the fabric sides together when folding.  I found out the hard way that if you put the bonded sides together-- well...they'll bond together and you can't pull them apart.


STEP NINE: Place hearts in a heart shape on top of tree.  Iron together.


STEP TEN: Sew around heart to keep things put.


All done. 



This funny girl Loves her glasses.  She brings them to me all day and requests that I put them on her.  They seemed like just the thing for her cover shot.



And-- a little something for those Pinterest-ers outs there.


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6 comments:

annie said...

So cute. I love Valentines stuff. It's the only holiday I decorate for anymore besides Christmas.

Alisha Stamper said...

This is really cute. Completely darling!

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

This is adorable. I especially love the shots of your little girl with the awesome glasses!

Lindsi B said...

Awesome!! I saw you on Tater Tots and Jello. Would you please be willing to share this fabulous post with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So adorable! I love your loon painting too. I am leaving a comment for both here because you have word verification on.

Emily said...

This is fabulous! I never thought of doing this type of thing, and the end result is so cute.

Thanks for sharing! :)
~Emily
http://tossedsaladlife.com