I'm addicted (slightly less addicted than my friends, but getting there) to Pinterest. I've got a whole pinboard full of fun craft ideas that I can't wait to work on! So this weekend, while Diego was being a social-butterfly at a little girl's party (his aunt took him out). I decided it was the perfect opportunity to work on my first project. Which would it be? Hmmm so many possibilities! I chose the T-shirt Tie! I love how it came out! All I need now are arm warmers like these and Diego is GQ! LOL!
Here are the steps I performed (Note: there was no tutorial for this so I did it out of my own warped imagination. I don't sew, but I have will power - and my mom, LOL! I made mistakes along the way, so I'll let you know what those were:
Plain T-shirt (Any color)
Fabric for Tie (Any color/pattern)
Cardstock Paper for Stencil (or a manila folder)
Quilt batting (optional - to give the tie more dimension)
- On the cardstock, draw the shape of a tie that will fit nicely on the size Tshirt that you have.
4. Take your ruler and draw all the way around the stenciled shape about 1/2-inch. Shown here in blue fabric pencil.
5. Cut out the patterns on the quilt batting an the tie fabric. (For the tie fabric - make sure you cut out along the outermost line that you drew.)
6. Pin the quilt batting to the back of the tie fabric. Make sure your pin is on the face of the tie! (Easier to remove afterwards).
7. Following the innermost lines that you drew on the tie fabric, fold the extra tie fabric over the quilt batting on the back. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PINS ARE FACING FRONT! The pic below was wrong.
8. Pin the tie onto the T-shirt leaving enough space around the edges for the sewing machine.
9. And voila! T-shirt ties. Have your little munchkin sport the shirt at his next mixer. LOL!