Bowtie Tshirt

I mentioned last week that I gave this tshirt to a friend for her little boy.  It couldn't have been easier to make and there are so many different variations to be done.  The process is a reverse applique and you are only limited by your imagination and drawing skills.  But even your drawing skills shouldn't hinder you too much if you know how to google and print :)  So let's get started!

You'll need:  a tshirt, scrap material, lightweight fusible interfacing, a pattern, scissors and a sewing machine.

Cut out a piece of fabric and interfacing large enough for your pattern.  Iron the interfacing to the fabric and trace your pattern onto the interfacing.

You can cut the pattern out or cut a large space around the pattern and trim it up after sewing.  I chose to cut the pattern out.  If you do as I did, you'll just want to make sure when you are sewing to not get too close to the edge.

Pin the piece to the inside of the shirt at the spot where you want it.

Sew with contrasting thread around the outside edge.

If you have excess interfacing outside the sewn area, trim it off now.  Turn the shirt right side out.

You will now cut out the shirt fabric that is on the inside of the sewn lines.  Be careful not too cut through the fabric underneath.  Get as close to the thread as possible, but do Not cut through the thread.

The shirt is complete and ready to be worn by a little cutie!

As I mentioned, this can be changed up in so many ways.  Add an animal, an initial, a favorite character, a flower.  It is a great way to use up leftover fabric or even upcycle an old tshirt.  Give it a try--make one for a friend or personalize your child's wardrobe today!

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