Monday, February 7, 2011

I Heart Mom Applique Pattern

Valentine's Shirt for {BOYS}!

Ok, for us moms of boys we are limited in what we can make our boys wear for Valentine's Day.  When I saw this idea on The Fickle Pickle.  She didn't have a tutorial or pattern and I HAD to make these for my boys so I did the best I could to copy the idea.  I scanned my pattern in case you want to copy too!  All you will need is a blank t-shirt or onesie (non white works better), scraps of cream or white, pink, and black fabric, and HeatnBond.  You could probably use felt but I wanted these to last a little longer.
To get the pattern, right click on the image and save it to your computer then print it on 8.5x11 paper.  Disregard the red note on the paper the crescent will actually work without reversing it.  So you won't have to reverse any shapes.
Here's a glimpse of how I made it:
After ironing the black shapes onto the rectangular piece I used a water soluable marker to mark out the lines that would complete each letter.  Then I used my machine to sew around the edges of each black piece (notice the green dot, this is where I started & stopped).  Once I had gone around the shape and was back to the starting spot (green dot) I continued to sew the rest of the letter along the markings I made with the water soluable pen.  I went over each line 3 times. 

When it came time to applique the whole thing onto the shirt I started with the heart.  I found the center of my shirt by folding it in half and ironing.  This leaves a line down the center.  I layed out all the pieces to make sure I like the placement. Then started with the heart, ironing it down then stiching around the outside.  Next came the 'wings' (again check the placement before attaching).  Last is the rectagular piece that says mom.

When everything was attached I applied some Fray Check around the edges so it wouldn't fray very bad. 

Ta da!  You have one adorable shirt for your little man (or men)!

He's thinking 'Hmm I could eat this book'

I really got lucky with this picture!  He NEVER smiles for the camera.


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  1. Absolutely love these shirts!!! I think my son needs one!!! Brooke
    I am a new follower I hope you come follow me!!!

  2. This is so cute!! I love applique projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving so many nice comments!

  3. This is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Such a cute idea!! And your boys are ADORABLE!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  5. very cute shirt. I did the I Heart Trucks shirt. I was easy to cut out.

  6. We are hosting a Valentine linkup party over at Sassy Sites! I would love to have you stop by and link up this Valentine post (and ANY other valentine post you have!) xoxo!!

    <3 Marni

  7. Oh man, that is so cute!! Erica, you should enable your email with comments so people can reply back to you whenever you leave comments and you can reply to other people who leave comments. Go to Settings, Comments, and enter your email at the bottom where it says "Comment Notification Email". It's so fun to be able to correspond with everyone. :) PS: I love, love, love your new header!

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    The button is on my blog I couldn't figure how to put it in your comments. Sorry.

  9. Adorable! Sweet handmade boy things are hard to come by, this is definitely a favorite!

  10. These shirts are adorable. So cute! Your boys are cute, too:)

  11. These are adorable!! I had a shirt with that design on it for my oldest when he was 3. It was my fave. Your handmade version is so sweet : ) I'm a mom of boys, too, and your newest follower.

  12. love these shirts!! I've been looking for something to applique for my son besides just a boring heart... thanks so much!!



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