This cute red and white stripe women’s shirt caught my eye last week. It would be perfect for the Valentine shirts I wanted to make the kiddos. And rang up to $1.62!
First, I went through their closet’s to find a plain solid t-shirt.
Then, I cut the arm off the red/white stripe shirt.
Using Heat-n- Bond I ironed one side to the fabric.
Drew the design that I wanted. In this case, a tie for Gabe and a peace sign for Hannah.
Cut out the design, peeled the back side off the Heat-n- Bond, and ironed it onto the desired location on my t-shirt. For Gabe's tie I cut an additional knot with the stripes going the other direction.
Finally, I stitched along the appliqué. I used a zigzag stitch leaving a small edge to show, for the ones you see here.
After washing they will have a nice worn frayed edge to them.
I love making my own appliqués out of old fabrics. They really give it a touch that you just can’t buy in the store. Plus, it’s so much cheaper than buying new fabric.