Monday, May 27, 2013

CRAFT: Kid's Arrow Flutter Tee + FREE Pattern

Happy Memorial Day, and thank you to all the men and women who serve/have served our country! I hope your day is full of BBQ and time spent with loved ones :) We're celebrating my husband's big 3-0 today, so my day is pretty much full of junk food and cookie cake. Sounds like a pretty good Memorial Day to me! Even though it's a holiday, I still wanted to share a fun tutorial with you (since maybe you'll want to slip in some blog reading while you're recovering from all the delicious BBQ food :)

Did anyone notice that Haley is sporting a mini flutter tee in the Riding Pants post? After I got finished making the gray riding pants, I decided that Haley needed a shirt that would go perfectly with it, so why not a mini Flutter Tee with a southwestern vibe? I used fabric transfer paper for the arrows and you guys....I'm hooked. Why haven't I tried using transfer paper sooner? It's fun stuff.

I'm a little obsessed with the Flutter Tee pattern. It's just so comfy and flowy! And with the addition of a custom design, this shirt is quickly becoming my favorite shirt of Haley's right now. Oh, and I also included a free downloadable kid's flutter tee pattern in 4T for you so you can make one too!

SUPPLIES: Kids Flutter Tee pattern in 4T (download HERE), knit fabric (approximately 1 yard, or do what I did and cut up an old men's t-shirt), fabric transfer paper, printer and ink, an image that you like, iron, sewing machine and basic supplies.

ONE: you can print out and piece together the free Kids Flutter Tee pattern in 4T HERE. If you need another size, follow the basic instructions on the Flutter Tee tutorial to draft your pattern.
TWO:  if you're cutting up an old shirt like I did, just place your pattern on the fold of the shirt like shown in the pictures above (cut off and save part of the bottom hem of the shirt for the neckline to save some time!)
THREE: find an image that you want and follow the instructions on your fabric transfer paper to transfer your image to the paper. Make sure to cut out as much of the white space as you can (I used my Silhouette Cameo for this, but you can easily cut out your image by hand.)
FOUR: transfer your image to the front of your shirt, then follow the instructions for the Flutter Tee tutorial to assemble your shirt.

I hope you enjoy the pattern! It's perfect for the hot summer days ahead.

Have a happy Memorial Day everyone!

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  1. Me encanta esa forma en los bajos... yo hice una falda así el año pasado...
    Un abrazo

  2. This is such an adorable tutorial! I am pinning this and will be trying it for my little girl. Thanks for sharing this! P.S. I am in love with that feather image...where did you find it?

    1. Hi! You can find the arrow image that I used on our Pinterest board here:

  3. Very cute! Thank you for the tutorial. I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up! Starts on the 1st of each month.


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