St. Patty's Style
This week I am going to share with you my DIY St. Patty's shirt.
These shirts are so fun and easy! It's nice to be able to make a personalized shirt for your little ones or yourself.
I have been an ETSY shopper for years. I love that site and all the cute stuff on there!! So, my mom was over one day when I got my package that I had bought from a seller on ETSY...it was some iron-on fall appliques. We got to talking and she informed me that those are easy to make and put on a shirt and that is when it all started!!
I am now proud to say I can make a custom applique shirt all by myself. I do get a little help from Heather and my mom sometimes. Heather helps me with my patterns for the letters I use for my shirts and my Mom helps me sew my shirts sometimes.
Okay....back to the St. Patty's shirt.
Iron-on Adhesive - Fabric - Needle & Thread - Pattern - Shirt
First, you will start by getting your pattern. I get a lot of my patters from familyfun.go.com. They have a lot of printable patterns.
When you find your pattern, you will need to cut a piece of fabric and iron-on transfer paper that your pattern will fit on.
Next, you will go ahead and iron your iron-on adhesive to the fabric. Make sure you follow the directions on how to use the iron-on adhesive.
Next, trace the pattern on the iron on adhesive. You will want to lay your pattern backwards.
Then, you will cut it out and you will have your iron-on applique.
Next, peel off the adhesive backing.
Then, place your iron-on applique on to your shirt and iron it on. There are two kinds of iron-on adhesive that you can buy, the sewable or non-sewable. If you buy the non-sewable you can stop here because the adhesive is supposed to hold without sewing.
I always buy the sewable adhesive so I can sew it on and secure it better.
I hand sew my shirts because I like how this stitch looks. I have not gotten brave enough to try the sewing machine yet...maybe one day I will.
Once you are done you will end of with this cute fabulous shirt! This is a shirt you can wear all month long.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!