Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: THREE shirt

This past week my youngest son turned 3!  I of course had to make him a special birthday shirt, so when I saw this simple idea, I knew that I wanted to make it for him.
This is how I made it:
1) I took two different shirts.  One I got at Walmart for $1 and then polo shirt I found at a garage sale for about $.25.  It was too small anyway, so it was prefect for this.

2) I cut the polo shirt up
3) I took one of the sides and ironed fabric interfacing to it (just the regular kind you find at a craft store).
4) I put both sides together and then put a 3 on top.  I just cut the 3's out with scissors.
There are the two 3's
5) I ironed on one of the 3's.  I only did one because I wanted the top layer to be able to move.
6) I sewed the top three onto the shirt.  I love how the edges are folded over.
7) For the three, I used my CAMEO and my heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  I cut out the word and then completely removed it from the plastic.
8) With white paint, I distressed the letters.
9) I put the letters back onto the plastic and then ironed it onto the shirt.
Here it is all done.
And now my cute boy has a fun birthday shirt!
He looks so grown up!
I did wash this shirt and the paint did just fine on the heat transfer :)




18 comments:

Sewandthecity said...

This is so cool! Great idea and a very cute model.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Awwww, your model is so cute! Love the t-shirt idea! Memories for a special little guy!

~Beth D. said...

great job! I love the word! it looks great on that red shirt!!

Amanda Jones said...

I love the word THREE going up the side - it turned out so cute!

{northern cottage} said...

i absolutely LOVE it...perfect use of something not so great into something FABULOUS! pinning, pinning, pinning!

www.northerncottage.net

Crafty Cousins said...

Super cute!! :)

Tasha said...

I love it!! It looks store bought too. What a fun idea

Jenny Melrose said...

He is so stinkin' cute. Thanks for the tutorial. I need to learn more about sewing to ever be able to do this though. www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com

Mrs Rainbow said...

Cute little chap! I like the word three very much.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

This is really really cute! That lil 3 year old is Stinkin' AAA-dorable! Great idea- loved it and thanks for sharing! -Jen

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

Super cute idea!!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

So cute!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oh doggone that's CUTE!!! Love the number and having it spelled out, too. Perfect for a little tike! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

Amy said...

Oh, wow, I absolutely LOVE this. I'm pinning it for my son's next birthday. When he turned 3 last August, we painted a birthday shirt for him, which was fun, but I think this looks even better! Would you consider sharing it here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-13-and-some-fabulous.html

Michelle Sexton said...

this is a great idea, and the perfect shirt for my son's 3rd birthday!!!

amy and jesse hudson said...

Wow! I wish I had both your creativity and your skill :) I love seeing your stuff. Thanks for linking up at Drab to Fab!

Sue said...

This is something I could do with my boys! Thanks! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Hani@Craftionary said...

Too cute.. Love the smile on your son's face wearing it.. Thanks for linking up