back before i broke my arm i was able to sew some "number 2" t-shirts for babystitches. her birthday is in early december. and i also sewed a christmas tree shirt, like i made for granddaughterstitches quite a few years ago. i found the idea on pinterest. i just cut a tree-shaped triangle out of green lace, with the curly edge as the bottom of the tree. fused it in place.
then i used some beading thread to sew on some sequins, topped by little seed beads. i think buttons could be used, too, for the "ornaments."
i really love this little pink piece of fabric (moleskin?) that is specifically for holding beads. it does a great job of holding them in place where i want them until im ready to use them.
and here is the finished christmas shirt!
i have never before bought t-shirts from amazon to make these. I've always been able to find a t-shirt in a store. this time, however, i hadn't been near a store for quite a while, so i ordered them from amazon. and you know what happens when you buy a kids t-shirt from amazon, right? you can't order just one! so i had six shirts and decided to decorate them all.
i made this cute salmon-colored t-shirt.
and a green number on this gray shirt.
the same green number as i put on this green shirt. i used all batik fabrics this time, to hopefully help with fraying. and after fusing each number, i went around each one in machine blanket stitch.
then i decided to put a letter "e" on one shirt, as her name starts with "e" and she's learning her letters. i used a cute red print, and there wasn't very much left. barely enough to save. but it was a long strip, so i added a ruffle to the bottom of the shirt.
real simple--gathered the strip by pulling a thread, then sewed it to the bottom hem of the t-shirt.
here is babystitches, modeling one of her t-shirts,
and another one.