Thursday, November 18, 2010

turkey tees and a bib

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So if you saw my last post,

you know that my grand-guys have a table reserved just for them on Turkey Day,

but what are they going to wear? 

A Turkey Tee, of course!

This was a simple fun project. 

My local Target store had long sleeve tees and onesies in my guys’ sizes.  I was thrilled!

  • I applied iron-on Pellon Craft Fuse according to the package directions to the back of the fabrics I chose for my turkey to give each stability. 
  • Drew the body of my turkey, the layers of feathers, and the beak separately on paper and cut them out.
  • Traced them on the back of the respective fabrics with a disappearing ink pen.  (Just make sure you cut them out before the ink disappears!)  J
  • In this case, I appliquéd each piece together, layering accordingly, before attaching to the tee.  When working with a tee, it’s a little tricky to stitch since you don’t have a flat surface and the knit fabric is stretchy. {Hint, place a sheet of paper under the fabric you are appliquéing to, in this case the tee to keep it from puckering.  Any kind of thin paper will do; I use notebook paper.  When you are finished appliquéing, tear it off the back}  In case you don’t know how to appliqué, it is a tight zig zag stitch around your design.
  • Tiny buttons for the eyes and a red ribbon sewn under the beak finishes it off.


My little guy still needs a bib so I thought this would be perfect for him.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Sharing with “What are little boys made of”


Glenda/MidSouth said...

How Cute! :D

Kristen White said...

What a cute idea...just precious!

Aledia said...

Adorable! My lil prince is 4 but I think I just might do a T-shirt for him to! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are precious. What a wonderful and thoughtful Grandma you are!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, that is so cute!!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a cute idea!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

You've just inspired me to get up and work on a centerpiece for tomorrow...shiny did you make them shine??? wax, oil, spray???
I love this beautiful centerpiece and the baby things are so cute!!!