Friday, June 17, 2011

Poke-ball t-shirts

The party went off without any snags! All week I’ve been receiving reports from my kids on who wore their t-shirt to school!

 
I guess they like them!

 
Good--because I won’t be doing this project ever again!

 
It was a lot of t-shirts, and a bit of trial and error. Here’s how I started:
  • Cut out white and red circles—cut again in half
  • iron on double sided fusible interfacing
  • fold t-shirt in half down the front
  • center the half circles
  • iron, unfold, iron
  • applique

That was the hard way. I got smart by the third shirt. I ended up cutting all the circles, ironing the “ball” onto double sided fusible interfacing, appliqueing the inner ball THEN ironing it onto the t-shirt and appliqueing the outside.
 

The technique of folding the t-shirt down the middle helped in centering the pokeballs.

 
I’m still not a fan of appliqueing on knit…but it won’t stop me from doing it again in the future! There always seems to be a project that calls for knit on knit applique…unfortunately.

 
Only a few more major sewing project left before the school year ends for my older kids—then it’s on to sewing fun summer clothes for me, the kids, and maybe even Mr.G!

 

 

 

 

 

6 comments:

Marlee said...

That's so cool! I found you at the Hop Along Friday Blog Hop and am glad I did, am a happy new follower :).

http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

Pretty said...

Oh I love that. You did a great job! I am sure it was exhausting....

New follower from the hop!
Paula

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

SO cool! My nephews LOVE Pokemon!!

Thanks for sharing!
Kristine
http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/4th-of-july-punch-art-tutorial.html

Erin said...

Totally awesome! I think they boys at the party would have flipped if they all got these! My post tomorrow is of the party and what we did. Hope you can come check it out! (We should have combined parties and rocked the Pokemon world!) =o)

GeorgiaBE said...

@ErinLOL! Well you’re in Oregon, I’m in WA…all we need is a CA Pokémon party in the month of June and we can officially call it the West Coast Rocks Pokémon! :)
I’ll be by to check it out!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That is dedication!!! All those shirts took a lot of time I'm sure! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

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