September 28, 2011

Applique T-shirt Marathon...whew!

A couple of weeks ago, I was super busy making appliqued shirts.     I made all three shirts in less than two hours.  I made these using the same method as the Dragon Shirt I made for Joshua.  
If  you want to make your own, here is that tutorial.

My son's 6th birthday party had a Mario Super Brothers theme,
 so when I found this shirt at a thrift store, I had to get it.  
The size was too small for him, but the Mario design was perfect.  
Here is a close-up of the applique.
Next, I made this shirt for a friend's son who LOVES Superman...
So I made him this:
Here is a detailed look at the "S".  The shirt got many oooo's and ahhhhh's when the birthday boy opened it.  
By the way, this is the shirt that I made the wrapping paper gift bag for...that tutorial is here.
And last, I made this shirt for my son.  The teacher asked for students to wear something green for that week. Although Josh has a green shirt, this was just an excuse to make another for him...like I need an excuse. The day I found the Mario shirt at the thrift store, I also found this one.  My son is a motocross fanatic.  Again the shirt was too small for him, but I knew it would come in handy someday.  
I made a frog pattern using freezer paper and placed it over the design. 
I tried to get as much motocross design as possible.
Doesn't it look like a poisonous frog? Joshua loved it...
so did his teacher.
The t-shirt fabric with the motocross design was pretty thick so I didn't add a felt backing to this one.  
I just ironed it on and sewed it.  
Sam wanted one too...so, I just added a bow! Ha!!  
She wasn't amused.  "Mom, that's not funny." I thought it was.

12 comments:

Bama Girl said...

I absolutely love how you upcycled the shirts, especially the frog shirt!

LeighAnn said...

Genius!! I just love up cycling clothes!! www.jamesandleighann.blogspot.com

Al McLeary said...

How cut is that frog - love it

shopannies said...

super cute

Brave Brooke said...

These are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing this.....I have an extreme love of appliqued shirts and a SEVERE problem making them! I am going to try again using your tutorial!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Awesome job! Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Abby said...

Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

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Jamie said...

Love these! I love doing applique, especially with my cricut...it looks way harder than it actually is!

jamie@sewrockin.com

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

These are so much fun and adorable. I love that frog! Thanks for sharing,
Rachel

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