This week is the one year anniversary of my blog. I thought I would start things off with something I made this weekend.
Last week was a long one for Davis.
He did pretty well through week 1 of less Wii play time. Ironically, he filled his warm fuzzy jar last Friday and earned a Lego Indiana Jones game for the Wii.
I have been thinking about making this shirt for Davis since Christmas, and was inspired to really get going after Dana, at Made , announced "Celebrate the Boy" for the month of February.
I am so excited about this shirt. (Davis is too.)
4x8" piece of White fabric (I used flannel, but it really doesn't matter what you use)
4x8" piece of Wonder Under
Embroidery needle and floss in blue, gray and red
15.5" of white grosgrain ribbon
1" of pewter ribbon
sewing machine with white thread
A t-shirt (I picked this brown one up at the dollar store)
1. Fuse Wonder Under to white fabric. Cut out a 6 x 1/2" rectangle and then round your corners.
2. From remaining fabric cut out 6- 3/8" circles, 1-1/2" circle, and 1- 3/4" plus sign.
3. Remove the paper backing to all the circles and plus sign. Follow the picture of the Wii remote and place them in the right spot. Use our iron to fuse them to the rectangle.
4. Use the embroidery floss to add the details to the Wii remote. When your are done embroidering, peel the paper off the back of the rectangle.
5. Iron your remote to your shirt. Follow the heat instructions on your package.
6. Now sew a top stitch around the edge of your Wii remote. Stitch past the end of the remote about an inch. Make a couple of passes to make the white thread stand out.
7. Take your white ribbon and fold in half. Place the ends of the ribbon to the end of your stitching. Sew a straight stitch along the ribbon and loop back towards the remote.
8. Fold under the ends of the pewter ribbon and stitch it over the ends of the white ribbon.
Your shirt is ready to go!
*Here is a picture of the actual (in case you couldn't tell the difference ;}) remote.