DIY Heart Tee Shirt

i’ve been seeing some shirts like this lately:

and i think they are the cutest. well i wanted one of my own, but didn’t want to spend any moneys. sooooo i decided to make my own….don’t laugh….

i grabbed a plain white t from my closet(from walmart), and when i saw that i had extra leopard fabric (from Walmart) in my scrap box i knew that’s what i wanted to use for my heart! something fun and different. i used a sharpie to draw a heart shape on the back of the fabric, then i cut it out. (*tip=i used a sharpie because this fabric is thick and dark-when working with a lighter material i always use a pencil)

i then put on the white t and held up the heart to see where i wanted it to lay. good thing too, because if i had placed the heart where i originally had it(just sitting on the table laying on my tummy region, it’d look funny. i put in a few pins and then took off the t. i was planning on just sewing the heart on, but then remembered this awesome stuff called “liquid stitch”. it’s an iron-on adhesive.
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that’s what i used. it is the in my opinion. in my “non-sewing” days (bahaha) i would have married that stuff, and wish i would have realized how awesome it was sooner. like say, especially for some baby onesies.

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just for fun i stitched around the heart. basically for looks. nothing fancy or hard, but i do like the added “security” that the thread adds. it feels more permanent.

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and here’s the finished product. i like it! what do you think?…..

*have you used Liquid Stitch before?
*update 2/8/16 ….. and here it is still going strong 3 years later (haha! i had fun pulling this out and am loving wearing it this week): 

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this is my creative outlet. i'm a lover of everything from my little family and going on trips with my hubby, to running, piano playing, and diy crafts. but mostly, i have a growing obsession for graphic and web design.

12 thoughts on “DIY Heart Tee Shirt

  1. I'm a new follower! I love your blog, you are so cute! I love that you have such a wide variety of posts, fitness, crafty stuff, sewing, nails, food- I love it!

  2. I'm loving this blog. So glad I found it the other day whilst viewing your lovely profile. Eleanor has a lot of shirts with liquid stitch and I've been so impressed by how well they've all stayed put through many, many washes. Your shirt turned out awesome, I may have to do a little copy cat.

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