want to make a sweet valentine’s day shirt for your little one? even if she doesn’t smile in pictures? then, read on!
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for this shirt, you’ll need:
fat quarter of material, or large scrap
disappearing ink pen
first, cut two strips of fabric 22×2 inches
fold them in half lengthwise, and sew 1/4 inch seam down the side, making a tube.
turn inside out ( i use tweezers…it takes forever…anyone have a trick?), and press with iron, pressing the seam to the back.
edit: as you all know, i am blond (though not naturally), and pregnant (naturally), so I had forgotten the safety pin trick! In the comments, Nikki kindly reminded me of that trick. (though i really needed a smack on the noggin) thanks Nikki!
so, the trick: when you turn the tube inside out, you pin a safety pin on one end, and pull it through, inching it down the tube, and then pulling the fabric through.
then, cut out a heart shape out of paper in the size you’d like for your shirt.
trace around it with your disappearing ink pen.
next, starting at the top arch, sew onto your shirt, following the line, and pleating and rufflying (is that a word?), til you reach the end of one side of your heart, making sure to tuck both ends under and sew down, backing up a few stitches on both ends.
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