Friday, February 09, 2018

The Distressed Valentine T-shirt

Hello Refashion Co-op. I decided to get ready for Valentine's Day by making a shirt for the day. Actually, I made 2 shirts. I made one for myself and one for my daughter. I started with a freebie red shirt and a little shite shirt to cut up for fabric.
I measured the writing on the red shirt. I cut a heart shape from the white shirt that was big enough to cover the writing on the red shirt.

I turned the red shirt inside-out, and then I pinned the white fabric heart to the inside of the redshirt. I want the white fabric heart to be right behind the writing on the red shirt. I stitched around the heart and then stitched 10-12 horizontal lines across the heart.

I turned the shirt right side out and cut away the red fabric in between the horizontal lines/stitches. I wanted the white shirt to show and there are little narrow stripes of red but the heart shape really stands out.
I cut off the neckband to open up the neck and rolled the sleeves, because my daughter suggested it and I was making a shirt for her.

Here we are in our shirts, ready for Valentine's Day to come.  This is my daughter but she doesn't want to be on the internet so I concealing her identity.

Thanks for reading, for more pictures and details (Including some small mistakes I made.) go to I Can Work With That.


Valerie said...

Fun and different applique technique!

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Valerie! It was fun and my daughter liked it too.

whatthesew said...

We have all got those t-shirts with an undesirable logo, and see plenty more in the shops, this is an imaginative idea to transform them.

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks whatthesew. These freebie t-shirts seem to multiply don't they. I have quite a few.

circesews said...

That's a great re-fashioning technique - and a holiday themed t-shirt that actually looks chic.