Last week I whipped up a little Easter Tee for my girls…
When I say whipped up, I really mean it. This is a quick and easy project. It is also very inexpensive. I picked up the tee-shirts for about $4 each from Old Navy and all the rest of the supplies were leftover from other projects.
You will need:
- Scrap fabric
- Rickrack – I used mini white and a standard sized pink.
- Heat’n Bond Lite Mine was left over from another project.
- You can download my Good Egg Tee-Shirt Template here.
Here is the easy step by step:
Lay out the fabrics to see how they look. Yep I like it. Super springy and sweet.
Trace your template onto the paper side of your Heat ‘n Bond. Again, you can download the template by clicking here. Notice the lettering is in reverse… but that’s all taken care of for you on the template.
Iron your Heat ‘n Bond onto the wrong side of your fabric.
Cut it out. Good small scissors are really helpful here. I love my Gingher Embroidery Scissors, they are the perfect tool for this (and countless other) sewing projects.
Lay it all out where you want it… to make sure you are on the right track.
Stitch the rickrack across the egg. I found it helpful to let it overlap when stitching, and then cut it down after it’s stitched on.
Peel the backing off of the Heat ‘n Bond and, after carefully arranging the pieces, press everything into place.
Since Heat ‘n Bond doesn’t last forever… I stitched everything into place using a small decorative blanket stitch. If your machine doesn’t do a blanket stitch, you can also use a small tight zigzag. It’s best to play around with your stitch on a piece of scrap fabric before committing to the shirt.
Tip: Stitching on a tee-shirt can be a little challenging due to the stretch factor. You can apply a little featherweight fusible interfacing to the back of the tee-shirt behind the lettering. I didn’t bother and I did just fine, but it takes a little more patience to keep it from stretching. I think my machine’s walking foot helped too.
It was an easy-peasy, fun, little project.
My good little egg loves her new tee. “It’s an idiom,” I told her. “It means you’re a wonderful person.”