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.
Such a cute little tree. This got the wheels turning and the "Let your Love Grow" shirt was created.
1. One shirt or Onesie
2. Heat and Bond material
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.
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.