I'm not a great seamstress, but I can sew.
I'm not a how-to blogger, but I can't help being a teacher at my core.
That said, here's a little sewing how-to for you!
|These were made from the backs of old colored tee shirts.|
|This one was made from an old red tee shirt and a white one dyed orange.|
|This one was made from silky nightgown material... |
because my Millie is more twirly-swirly dancing princess than superhero.
|Cut off the arms. |
They probably had holes or stains anyway.
|Cut down the neckline.|
Use the arms for the shape and letter.
In hindsight, I wish I'd just dyed the whole sleeve and cut later.
|Hot water, salt, and swish. It doesn't take much!|
Glass bowls on the counter is probably a bad idea, but I lived dangerously.
|The longer it sits,|
the darker it gets.
|Dry it. Iron it. Use fusing to hold the shape in place.|
|Zig-zag or use a fancy stitch all around the shape and letter.|
|Rip all the stitching out when you realize you should have done a tighter stitch .|
Be mad at yourself. Start over.
|Sew right sides together leaving the bottom open.|
Because you're using tee shirts, the bottom should already be finished.
|Turn right side out. Press seams neatly.|
Sew same zig-zag or fancy stitch all around the edges,
but don't mess it up this time.
|Stitch Velcro to the front of one neck piece and to the back of the other.|