Monday, February 4, 2013

CRAFT: Rose Trim Valentine Shirt

Due to an endless string of sickness around our house (come on already spring!) there have been a severe lack of Valentine's projects. It's kind of hard to get into the romantic mood when you're busy wiping runny noses ;)

Recently when the munchkins were feeling better,  I took a stroll through Joann's and came upon this adorable rose trim that I had to make something out of! Have you ever walked through the trim section? They have stuff I never even KNEW existed! My mind is spinning with the possibilities. Anyway, when I found the trim, I ran up to the counter and had some cut for me, and then went home and whipped up this really cute shirt for Haley that's no-sew and really fast (minus dry time.) She's requested it several times since I made it, so I'd call that a win!

SUPPLIES: 1 1/4 yard rose trim, shirt, disappearing ink marker, paper and scissors, fabric glue, cardboard or something else to place inside your shirt to prevent the glue from leaking.
ONE: make a heart template and cut out of paper. Place your template on top of your shirt and trace around with disappearing ink marker.
TWO: place the cardboard inside your shirt and begin to glue the trim to your shirt following the heart outline you drew.
THREE: continue gluing your trim to your shirt in a clockwise fashion to fill in the entire heart.
FOUR: let dry according to the directions on the bottle.

This was one of the simplest and cutest shirts I've made for Haley. And it was no-sew - and you know I love that. You could use this same method and substitute different trims. The trim aisle was full of cute options! I've had no problem with the trim coming off but if you'd rather sew it, I'd suggest using a zipper foot so you can sew close to the edge. And set aside some time because sewing it will take awhile ;)

Haley loved this shirt, as you can tell from the pictures above. She kept spinning around, which made it hard to get pictures, but it made me happy to know she likes it! I've washed the shirt several times without incident. I just tossed it in with my other clothes on a cold cycle. You may want to lay it flat to dry though so the roses don't get crushed.

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  1. This is so cute and creative! And it's simple, my favorite kind of craft. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Umm...this is waaaaay cute!!! And even better, super easy ;D Thank you so much for sharing!

    p.s. Haley is adorable!


  3. So adorable! And I love how simple it looks to make. I wish it would look as cute on my little boy ;-) I love that you made it on a polka dot shirt, too, instead of just white . . . adds a little extra something. Love it!

  4. that is just too, too adorable. You have the best model!!

  5. That's adorable! If I had a girl, I'd totally make this! But for now, I'm just gonna look at how cute yours is! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love it and so simple!!!

  7. This is SO cute!! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing! What an adorable little model you have there too by the way! ;o)


  8. How cute! Thank you for this post, I learned about pretty rose trim and the use of fabric glue!

  9. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!

  10. What a fun idea! It turned out great! And I love the black tulle skirt to go with it. I have a link party going on right now that I would love for you to link up to if you want to come! Hope to see you soon!

  11. that is so cute! thanks for the tutorial!

  12. I don't know which is cuter, the shirt or Haley? Great project!!!

  13. Oh my gosh I have that same trim! Leftover from another project...I touch it and hold it against things and just...keep it for something sometime (nothing occurring to me, til now). My little girl would love this, and I would love it on her. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it. Lynaea @

  14. That is so cute! My little girls would love it!

  15. So stinkin' cute! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out I love it!

    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework


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