Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Make it and Love it"


here it is....my first tutorial on how to make something u can love!!!.....easy peesy too! it's so easy,, i thought i'd let my 6yr old do this one for u!!...if she can do it... so can U!!... we're going to make a "shrug" out of a tee shirt that u don't wear anymore!! the one emma grace used was a wal mart shirt we bought last year....it still fits.. but she doesn't wear it much.......so now,, find ur shirt! find either a long sleeved or a short sleeved tee.......mark a line up the middle and cut...only on the front of the shirt....and around the neck line..............next cut the corners off
then u need to plug up ur iron.........fold over the edges at least 1/2 and inch all the way around from one bottom end to the other........and press.........notice that the edges aren't going to be the same exact length all the way around due to some curves in the neck....just make the edge as FLAT as possible and we'll cut off the excess later!
next u sew that in place..(remember when sewing with knit to use a bald point needle)...at least a1/4 inch space so u can get some ribbon thru there!

after that u need to trim up ur edges......
now it's time to work ur ribbon in!!!....emma grace picked a really wide ribbon...so we just folded it in half....if u have a shorter width ribbon,, this is not necessary.....pin a safety pin to the end of the ribbon
then u start on one end and work the pin in the shirt casing....and work it all the way up and around and out the other hole...........U R almost done!!!

now,, pull ur ribbon until both ends hanging from the shirt are equal length......and then sew the ribbon in place and the top middle of the neck line....that way ur ribbon won't come out when u pull and scrunch it up!!...and then clip ur ribbon ends so that they are pretty!
now guess what???....ur done!!! that's right......wasn't that easy??!!
now.. scrunch up the shirt and put it on like a jacket....and tie the ribbon in a bow! here's a pic of emma grace in her finished "shrug"......she was so proud and said she's going to wear it to school tomorrow!!

4 comments:

The Laird's said...

Very cute and easy! Too bad I don't have a girl! Can't wait to see more, and love your pics on here!

Sarah said...

That's great, I love seeing EG do this! I remember when my mom used to let me sew pillows and teddy bears and little things with her. It was such a special time between us! You such a great mom Stacy.

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

What a cute idea! Nice and simple!

Kecia said...

So easy!! Great!