Hi All, I whipped up this Valentine's shirt this past weekend during the Super Bowl. Let's face it, since the Packers weren't playing (BOO HOO HOO) I was only half watching it. So I was half munching on appetizers and half working on this shirt.
I had not really planned on making Peepers a Valentine's Shirt this year, but I found a red 3T shirt stashed away (I'm sure I intended on doing something with & just never got around to it). So I thought I better make something with it & quick before he grows out of it. I came up with a simple shirt that I knew I already had everything I needed to make it.
- Striped fabric
- Silver fabric
- Cross stitch thread
- Scissors, thread, needle, pins etc...
I used the Reverse Applique technique that I have used on many projects.
Here is a back view.
As a last minute addition, I added sleeves to the shirt by just following one of his existing shirts for the size. I pinned the sleeve on & stitched it to the shirt following the existing hem sleeve.
I used the psychedelic silver fabric to cut out a coin (I used a spool of thread as my circle template). I've had the silver fabric in my stash for about 15 years & just knew there would be a need for it someday.
I free handed the word "KISSES" and used Back Stitch technique and cross stitch thread to hand embroider the word.
I had to bribe my model for a few photos.
Thank you, Karla