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Nov 30, 2010

World's Easiest Guaranteed "Thanks Mom" T-shirt Tutorial

Nov 30, 2010
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Ok Mothers-of-Boys....  there are SO many tutes out there for cute frilly skirts, pillowcase dresses, hair bows and ribbons.....  what about the BOYS!!  Of course I want to make some really cool stuff for my boys for Christmas too.   I want to hear an "Awesome, Mom."  from my 4-year old.

Here is the easiest tute you've ever seen.  It will take you more time to battle the crowd at Wal-mart to buy the darn t-shirt than it will to put the whole thing together.  And since the finished tee involves Emergency Vehicles, it's sure to make your little guy smile and say, "Thanks Mom."



MATERIALS:

1 emergency vehicle cutout from panel (available here - I have a huge panel of these and don't think I need 25 of these t-shirts, so I'm making them available to you if you like. 

Note:  If you like a certain vehicle you don't see listed in the shop - but is on the panel, email me (annemarie@genxquilters.com) and let me know.  I'm testing out Big Cartel and am limited to listing 5 items at a time.)


1 t-shirt (I bought these from Wal-mart for $3.50)

fusible web the same size as your panel

coordinating thread


DIRECTIONS:

1.  Cut out the desired shape from the panel.



2.  Following the manufacturer's instructions, apply fusible web to the wrong side of the panel fabric.  Remove the paper backing after applying.




3.  Center the fabric on the t-shirt and press to secure.


4.  Finish t-shirt by sewing a top stitch 1/8" from the edge of the applique all the way around the rectangle.  This will create a raw edge applique finish.  You may use a zig zag or blanket stitch if you do not want the edges to fray.

Done!  Thanks Mom!


The little one refused to hold still at all...  This was the best shot I could get!  My oldest usually gets dressed first....if the little one comes out wearing his shirt, my 4 year old always has to go back and change into his.  It's not me......the 4 yr. old dresses the two of them alike!!
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6 comments:

  1. Yea!!! We need a whole lot more of these kind of things for us crafty moms of boys! Thanks!

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  2. Ta da! Thanks for sharing, I've got a couple of panels that I keep meaning to do something with - shirts are a great idea! :)

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  3. So cute! I agree, we need more things like this for those of us with boys :-)

    ~ Meagan

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  4. What is the name of the fabric panel and who is the maker? I love the panels and would like to make a cheater quilt for a boy I know....thanks for posting this....

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  5. super cute! Have you seen "Made by Rae"'s Celebrate the Boy feature? It's full of awesome boy ideas.

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  6. Madame-

    The fabric is from:
    From To the Rescue by Jill Webster for Clothworks.

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