Sewing – Canada Day T-Shirts

Cameron diggin‘ his shirt:

Cute eh?
K here’s a much better tutorial than last time. I have seen tie shirts all over the place and decided to try it two ways:

Supplies: sewing machine :P, t shirts, patterned fabric, heat n bond (for shirt #1), iron, stencil, pen, fabric pins, scissors and cute children to torture with mommy crafts.

Shirt #1
First I drew and cut out a stencil. Then I ironed heat n bond to my patterned fabric and cut out my tie shape.

I pealed the back off of the hnb and ironed my tie to the front of the shirt.

Then I zig zag stitched all the way around the tie. Details later… next shirt….

Shirt #2
I traced my tie stencil onto the back of my patterned fabric. Then I pinned the right side of my patterned fabric to the inside of the front of my shirt.

I sewed a straight stitch along my traced tie and trimmed off excess fabric.

Then I carefully cut out the white portion of my tie, being sure not to cut through the patterned material.

The finished – cut out – tie shirt #2.


The finished – ironed on – tie shirt #1.

Both shirts together… I like the cut out look better. What do you think? Oh, p.s. did you notice that I sewed my poor maple leaves upside down? 😛

Isaiah sporting a tie.

I think that he likes it!!!
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  1. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says

    These are super cute! I love the cut out version – I’ve always wondered about that method. Fantastic job on both! {and super cute model!} Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. kirstin & jordan says

    They look fantastic… fun fact- we lived in Ontario for a few years when we were little. Happy Canada Day!
    We’ll be featuring you tomorrow- come on by and grab a button!

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