Table cloth, plates, napkins, and cups for a total of $5? Yes, I think I will!
I found a red long sleeve shirt clearanced at Walmart the other day too and picked it up. And so I made her birthday shirt because:
I was avoiding housework and am too impatient to wait to make something when I have an idea and the shirt was sitting on my table calling my name.
I cut out a head from some old red fabric from a sleeve of a tshirt I used to make my son's memory quilt. Then two eyes of white fabric from the tshirt I used to make my flower shirt last week. Then an orange nose from a leftover square of fabric from another rag quilt I'm making. And finally a black mouth from some black fabric I had.
You see the orange 2? Well, that didn't work, lol. We'll call that Fail #1. (And to be honest, Fail #2 as well, until I gave up and used felt instead).
In trying to remove the one part of the orange two I stitched onto the shirt (I've never done appliques, so figuring out this machine when there is no manual has been a challenge), I actually cut a little hole in the shirt. So I grabbed my felt, made my two slightly bigger to cover the miniature hole, and then pinned and sewed the 2 on. :) Success!
Then I placed Elmo's head in place, pinned, and sewed. Then the eyes; then the nose; then the mouth. Finally, I hand sewed buttons on for eyes.
Now, I know the lines are squiggly. I know some threaded areas are thicker: this is on purpose (mostly!). I wanted a vintage-y look. I didn't want it quite so squiggly but like I said, it was my first time ever doing something like this.
Overall, I am VERY pleased! I think it needs something else to make it a little more girly, but I'm not sure what yet. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I cannot wait (four months) to put her in it!!
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