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Good Egg- Easter Tee-Shirt Tutorial

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:

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.”

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8 Responses to “Good Egg- Easter Tee-Shirt Tutorial”

  • What a precious idea! and I should make one for my hubby with Rotten on the top. (mischievous smile)

  • Calli:

    Now why didn’t I think of that! My husband should have one of those too… he would get a kick out of wearing it!

  • Maureen:

    Cute shirt and what a sweet beautiful girl. Bet she is a good egg:)

  • Love it. I thought I would try to applique a chocolate bunny, but this looks way cute. I think I might go with this instead.

  • Funny and cute- I love it! And I would crack. up. if I saw that on a man- fun idea Calli! Thanks for the how-to, I’ll be linking.

  • Anne:

    So cute! One thing I’ve found that makes sewing on a T-shirt easier is to take a coffee filter (unused, of course!), iron it flat, and pin it to the inside of the shirt. It acts as an extra layer to hold everything in place while you sew, and it tears away pretty easily (any stubborn bits left behind are really soft and usually go away after you wash the shirt). You probably already knew this tip, I just thought I’d share. :o)

  • Blog catching up here. Love the shirt. So cute.

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