Yes, I’m slightly addicted to pinterest. Okay…okay…a lot addicted. I was seeing all these super cute big-sibling t-shirts posted and knew that I wanted to make one for Logan to wear after we told him about the baby. But none of the designs were really my style. Yes, it’s for my son – but I have to look at him! ha! (I am thinking of making a little brother/big brother set that has more of a super-hero theme – which is probably the style Logan would choose – that or Motorcycles!) So, I designed my own.
- Just played with text in a word document til it looked right and printed it out.
- Then I traced it to the heat n’ bond I already had on hand and ironed it (follow directions on the package) to my brown knit fabric (I sacrified a rather ugly brown tank-top of mine for this part.)
- Then I cut it out – this took FOREVER!!!! “big” took about 45 minutes to cut out. “brother” only took about 7. Yeah……I would suggest only attempting the tiny scrollwork fonts if you have a very large dose of patience on hand.
- Then I played with the placement of the letters til I was happy and ironed it down (just followed the package directions).
And that’s it – I thought. But after it sat overnight and I looked at it the next morning, I got a little nervous about letters falling off…it just didn’t seem like they were holding on too tightly. So I re-read my heat-n-bond directions…turns out it was the “lite” version which also requires stitching to secure it. (Oh yeah…now I remembered!…I bought this to make onesies for my newborn nephew – and needed things sewed down so he couldn’t choke.) Darn it! I thought I was saving money and a trip to the store – now I have more work to do!
So…I very carefully sewed around each little edge. And once again, I’d estimate that “big” took about an hour. “brother” only took about 15 minutes. Seriously, avoid the fancy fonts if at all possible. Looks cute, but I’m really not sure it was worth it!
P.S. I bought the *right* kind of heat-n-bond for a craft night with the girls so that we didn’t have to sew around each darn letter and it holds up well too, you don’t really get the frayed-finished look that you get with sewing though. Just depends on what look you want (or for me, it depends on how many patience I have floating around in my tank for the night!)