Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Shirt for Boys

V-Day is coming up, I used the Make It Love It Tutorial to make my daughters valentine's shirts, so now it was my son's turn. But what to put on a shirt for a 7 year old boy that wouldn't be too "girly". Here is what I came up with...

 I thought that a soccer ball would not only would make a more masculine heart but also I think he can wear this on other times, not just valentine's day.

Here is how I did it...

Draw out the soccer heart the size you want onto some scratch paper.

Trace the heart onto iron on fusible interfacing. Next cut out the black shapes and trace them reversed-- the right side facing down.
I numbered them so I would make sure to put them into the correct place but there wasn't many of them for this project like this on Soccer Applique T-Shirt, so you could probably skip that step.

Iron the paper onto black and white felt.
Cut out the shapes.

I used the paper I cut out the shapes from to line up the black shapes onto the white heart.

Carefully remove the paper and here is what you are left with.

Zig-zag stitch the lines between the black shapes first (I like to do around the shapes last so that all the beginnings and ends of the lines are hidden underneath the stitch around the black shapes).

Then stitch around all the black shapes.

Peal off the paper from the back of the white felt and iron onto the t-shirt.

 Zig-zag stitch around the heart and you are done!

A valentine shirt for a 7 (almost 8) year old 2nd grade boy...

That's how I did it...

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