Monday, May 23, 2011

Applique T-shirt

In anticipation for my son's upcoming birthday, I made him his own personalized applique t-shirt.

Pattern for whatever you want to applique (I made mine out of cardstock)
Sewing machine

1) Create pattern out of cardstock for whatever you want to applique

2) Decide what material you want to use for your applique pieces - I chose fabric for the basketball and stripes, and felt for the number 2

3) Iron heat-and-bond to material pieces (don't pre-cut the pieces yet)

4) Trace pattern pieces on back of heat-and-bond paper

5) Cut out the traced pieces

6) Iron first piece onto t-shirt

7) Sew a zig-zag stitch around the edges of the ironed fabric piece to secure in place

8) Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all the pieces are ironed and sewn onto the t-shirt. (I found it easier to iron and then sew each piece separately rather than iron everything and try to stitch around it all)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nursing Cover

Nursing covers are all over the blogging world, so I decided to try making one. I used this tutorial here from Sew Much Ado. I used home decor fabric, which is heavy enough to require just one layer.

It was really fast and easy - took me about 2 hours to complete. It has 16" of boning on the top, which should make the cover breathable for baby and easy for Mom. I am excited to try it out!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FHE Board

I finally got around to completing my FHE Board...and now I'm finally getting around to posting it!

I found a magnetic board at Hobby Lobby while visiting my mom in Kansas. It originally had a saying on it, but I snatched it up on clearance.

To decorate, I just used scrapbook paper, modge podge, and some wooden ovals and circles. The names I modge podged scrapbook paper and stickers onto a wooden circle, then put a magnet on the back.

For the finishing touches I glued magnets on the back of the board so it could hang on the fridge. I like that the finished project isn't too big (12" x 8") - leaves room on my fridge for other things!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Accuquilt Go! Giveaway over at Sew Dang Cute

I Love fabric...and I love giveaways that involve making it easier to cut fabric!! Sew Dang Cute Crafts is hosting a giveaway over HERE at her blog. Head on over to check it out and all the other super fun things that she does!
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