Monday, September 26, 2011
Temporary Ruffled Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial
Hello, FALL! To celebrate the first day of fall I decided to make my daughter a new pumpkin shirt that was 1.) TEMPORARY 2.) FREE. Two very important elements for me.
My daughter is very picky about clothes (this is an understatement). When she has a shirt that “fits” her I can not just go and put an applique on it for a holiday. Nope comfy clothes for Lawson are too rare!!! I have come up with a solution that is a win-win for us both. Today I will show you how I did it with felt!
Instructions how to make…
With your orange stripes or material put a gathering stitch in the middle.
Pull one thread to gather and create a ruffling effect. Circle gathers around and around to create a pumpkin shape.
Pin gathered orange strip onto black felt. DO NOT TRIM FELT!
Stitch the ruffles to felt sewing down the center again.
Cut two green pieces of material (I chose felt and jersey knit) for the stem and a leaf.
To give it a little more interest I sewed it down and made stitches to look like the lines on the stem
I did the same for the leaf.
Once everything is sewn down trim your black felt. Leave approx. 1/8”
Position the applique where you so desire and with black thread and a sewing needle sew the applique down with a simple running stitch. One that can easily be snipped and pulled.
FINISHED!! Simple as that. Now when the fall is over I can cut the black threads and my daughter will have a plain black shirt again. Until then we have this…
You might be wondering about washing. I washed this shirt this weekend and it washed beautifully!!
Temporary and Free Fall shirt!! Projects like this make me happy!!!
I am sharing this at these wonderful parties.