Showing posts with label clothes for boys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clothes for boys. Show all posts

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Vintage Personalized Dinosaur T-shirts

Stegosaurus for Oliver

My friend's son is obsessed with dinosaurs. He has every dinosaur thing you can imagine, and even some you can't. I had seen a boy wearing a cool vintage-looking t-shirt at the park a couple of weeks ago and decided to try to make it since I was pretty sure my friend's son didn't have that one. Of course my son had to have one too!

T-Rex for David
I used the Sure Cuts a Lot software along with my Cricut to cut out each of their favorite dinosaur and the silly labels for underneath. I then used some fabric paint I got at the craft store from the clearance section (37 cents!) and ta da! You need to heat set the paint, and the easiest way to do this is with your iron. I found a great article that explains it in great detail here. I let the paint sit for 24 hours and it worked great! My son loves his t-shirt and has now decided he needs one for each type of dinosaur! It's a good thing they're easy and cheap to make!

I also quickly made this Angry Birds inspired one for my daughter's friend who was turning 6. I love the vintage look of these t shirts and especially how soft they feel.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Captain America T-Shirt

My 3 year old son is OBSESSED with superheros. I did a lot better when my daughter was into princesses, I know NOTHING about superheros. I feel lost most of the time and find myself researching their different powers when the little guy is sleeping. I'll admit to wanting to win the "cool parent" award :)

After a struggle finding appropriate PJs one night (apparently he is too cool for Thomas & Mickey) I decided to try my hand at making him some. I always have a stash of t-shirts bought on clearance, so I grabbed one of those and some felt and got to work. Captain America seemed to be the easiest to tackle and this $1 t-shirt was the perfect blue. I cut some circles out of felt using different plates and cups found around the house and then carefully created an applique. He LOVED it and wore it for 48 straight hours- I finally got him to let me wash it. Next up: Superhero cape. Let's see who the cool parent is now :)

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sew Along for Japan: Day 3

This Sew Along was a blast! Here are my completed Chloe & Mieko shirts. I finished them last night but wasn't able to take pictures until today, thus the delay in my Day 3 post.

I think besides the fact that it finally got me to drag the sewing machine out, I loved the fact that I was doing them along with so many other people. It was fun to sit down at night and see the progress other bloggers around the country had posted about that day. It didn't hurt that it was for a good cause!

One of my favorite things about this project is that it allowed me to tell my children about what happened in Japan and to show them that there are many ways to help those that are in need. My daughter really loved getting involved in the process and picked most of the fabric/accent combinations you see. She asked me to tilt one of the hats to make the boy look "silly".

I thought a lot about the kids that will wear these t-shirts since I made them in the same sizes my kids currently wear. I hope these t-shirts will give them some hope and let them know that people from all over the world care about them.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Susan from Living with Punks for providing us with such a great way to give back to those in need. I had a wonderful time! Please visit her post today to see all the completed shirts that will be sent to Japan.

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