Saturday, August 13, 2011

Birthday Shirts

We have 2 little birthdays coming up.  Jacob will be turning 2 and Evie, 1.

I decided to make birthday shirts.  (I always see these at the stores and am so temped to buy one cause they are so cute, but then I think how easy it would be to make one.  Right?  Right!)

The hardest part was finding plain colored shirts.  I found mine at Target.

Here is how I made the shirts:

1.  Print out the number that you want.


2.  Cut the number out of fabric using the printer template.


3. Pin on the shirt where you like it.


4. Sew on the shirt using a zig-zag stitch.


That was it for Jacob’s shirt. 

On the other hand, Evie’s shirt was a bit more difficult.  The fabric was either much softer or much stretcher or both and kept bunching up when trying to sew.  I didn’t have any iron on interfacing (and I see now why this important to use) so I found the next best thing around the house…freezer paper.  I just ironed on a piece to the inside of the shirt to stiffen it up and then I sewed the number on with a zig-zag stitch.


Then I just peeled the paper off as it was already perforated from sewing.  There is a bit of paper left on where the stitching is.


Either it will just be a bit uncomfortable (it’s the sacrifice we make for cuteness) to wear or it will come off in the wash.  Hopefully it will come off in the wash.

Now I can’t wait for their birthday’s!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! They are so cute and you did such a great job! Hope you'll link it and any other kid or teen related posts that you have to our "Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings" party tomorrow!