Dressing up a T-Shirt

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tshirtI borrowed this idea from my friend J.  She sent Little S a Halloween shirt that was just adorable.  It was green and had black ribbon and little Halloween buttons decorating it.  I took the idea and made this Christmas shirt.  I had plans to get Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s shirts done but at the rate I am going, I should probably skip Easter too and just head straight for summer and Fourth of July!  I love that this shirt can be created for any holiday and it washes great!

To create this t-shirt:

  1. Find any type of shirt (tank top, long sleeved, short sleeved).
  2. Choose your matching ribbon and buttons.  The ribbon can be any size you wish.  For this shirt, I chose to make all of the ribbon the same size, 3/8, and I used plain round buttons.  For Valentine’s Day, you might choose hearts.  For Easter, you might use eggs or little chicks!
  3. Next, I sewed the ribbon.  Instead of folding one big piece of ribbon, I found that it worked best for me if I cut three equal pieces, folded them over, and stitched them together separately.
  4. Place the bow where you would like on shirt.  Sew the button to the middle of the bow while at the same time sewing the entire thing to the shirt.
  5. Repeat for each bow/button you will place!


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