Valentine’s Day Love T-Shirt
Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! This month I used my stash to make a Valentine’s Day Love T-Shirt. Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
Valentine’s Day Love T-Shirt
I had purchased some t-shirts from Michael’s over the summer when they were on sale for $2 each and figured it was about time to do something with them! The fabric I used for the applique was left over from a quilt I made for a friend’s granddaughter. For Christmas my daughter had given me a new Cricut fabric grip mat along with a fabric cutting blade. I don’t have the Cricut Maker but the mat and blade can be used with the Cricut Explore that I own. I already had thread that matched the fabric and well as interfacing. Both are obviously quite old based on the prices (3 yards of interfacing $1.48 and thread for $0.19)!
Fabric of your choice (a fat quarter would be plenty)
Thread to match fabric
1. Press fusible web onto wrong side of fabric using the manufacturers directions. Make sure to use a light fusible web. Otherwise it can mess up your sewing machine needle.
2. Using the Cricut fabric grip mat, press the fabric on with the right side of the fabric face up. Here is the link to the project in Cricut. I used the Vinegar Stroke font. You can download the font for free from dafont. Load the mat in your Cricut and cut the letters.
3. After you have removed the letters from the Cricut mat, peel the paper backing off the fusible web and position the letters on your t-shirt. The nice thing about EZ Steam fusible web is that you can reposition the appliques if you don’t get them straight the first time. When you have the letters positioned the way you like, follow the directions to iron them on the t-shirt.
4. Next, cut some interfacing to iron on the t-shirt. This goes on the inside of the shirt underneath the letters. They make a water soluble interfacing now that washes out when the shirt is laundered. But since I already had a different kind I used it. I used pins on the front so I would know where to place my interfacing.
5. On the right side of the t-shirt, use the satin stitch on your sewing machine to sew around the letters. Then, if you don’t use water soluble interfacing, turn t-shirt inside out and trim interfacing.
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Such a fun, quick t-shirt project, with lots of time to make it for Valentine’s!
Such an adorable tshirt! I really need to invest in a Cricut machine too. Visiting from the blog hop.
I bought my Cricut when it went on clearance – if you don’t buy the most recent model you can usually get a pretty good price!
Hi Roseann, Love the shirts! You got a great deal on them and the “Love” really stands out. Visiting from the Blog Hop.
Thanks Florence! I love getting my shirts when they are on sale!
Great way to turn a cheap shirt into a favourite! I hope you enjoy wearing this.
What a cute tee shirt. It is fun to have a holiday tee shirt but they can be so expensive. This is a good idea to be festive.
Well this one was definitely not expensive! And it didn’t take very long to make either!
It is so nice that you get to design your own T-Shirts with your cricut. I am a Little jealous. But a cutting machine is way up on my wish list…so maybe soon I’ll join into the personalizing-anything-Team.
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I do love my Cricut but I don’t use it as often as I would like. My regular teaching job kind of gets in the way!
Oh my I’m laughing at the price of the thread! I don’t remember ever purchasing any for that price! Nice to know you could still use the materials!
I believe the thread was a spool I inherited from my mom! I even have a couple that are 15 cents and actually wooden!
Cute t-shirt! Nice to see a graphic shirt made without a fancy schmancy vinyl cutter, LOL!
Everyone seems to have the vinyl shirts these days! Although I did use my fancy machine to cut out the letters!
This is such a cool t-shirt! Great tutorial!
Love the shirt! So cute!
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Super cute shirt for Valentine’s or really any time! Cute!
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really cool idea. reminds me of stuff my grandma used to make with pieces from old shirts/dresses. very nice!
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