Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feature: T-Shirt Redo from Dresden Carrie

Still enjoying Ireland...One more day then on to Norway!
Today Dresden is guest posting from Dresden Carrie. I recently learned about Dresden's blog and before I knew it I had looked at every single post! It's then that I decided I should try my absolute hardest to get her to do a tutorial for you all. TADA! Enjoy :) 

Hello everyone! What a pleasure to be here sharing a tutorial today. My name is Dresden and you can find me at dresdencarrie. I hope you'll check out my blog sometime soon.
I have a quick tutorial for you today that I used the Silhouette for. If you don't have a Silhouette you can easily do this by hand...or buy a Silhouette!!

What you need:
t-shirt (I used a $3.50 one from Forever21)
scraps of fabric
fabric interfacing (a must when using the Silhouette and highly recommended but not necessary if you are doing this by hand)
sewing machine
coordinating thread

Step 1: iron your scraps of fabric and iron the interfacing to the back (following instructions on pkg)

Step 2: cut out your houndstooth pieces, I did mine about 2.5" x 2.5"
Step 3: lay our your pieces on your shirt, I did mine kindof scattered to add interest.
Step 4: iron the pieces down, this is the best part of the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing. It's double sided so you can iron it down and it will stick down.
Step 5: sew each piece on, I forgot to get a picture, but it's pretty easy. Just be sure to only sew through one side of the shirt! And be gentle with the t-shirt since it's a knit fabric you will have to be more cautious when sewing on it.

Step 6: You're done! I washed mine after this step to make the edges of the pieces a little distressed.
This project only cost me $3.50, I already had scraps of fabric from other projects and I had the fabric interfacing from this project. It's fun to come up with your own t-shirt designs, I look at shirts in the mall and all over the internet to get ideas...then I make them for a lot less $$! I hope this inspires you to do the same.
Thanks for having me! I hope you all come by and say hi sometime soon!

1 comment:

  1. This really cute! I Must get a silhouette!!!