Maker Moments: A Trendy Tee

Well we are back around to Monday again. It seems like the weekend never lasts long enough, right? Anyway, we are ready to start fresh today with a quick t-shirt that’s easy enough for a beginner.

Here are all the supplies you will need:

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ Machine
SR-021 Contour™ I Saw the Sign Steel Rule Die
T-shirt
Fusible Web-“Permanent” (for non-sewers),”Light-weight” for those who want to sew.
Cotton Fabric-Scrap pieces of coordinating colors/prints
Iron
Scissors-(for trimming threads if sewing)
Sewing Machine-(optional)
Lightweight Interfacing-(optional and only for those using the sewing portion of the directions).

*Iron fusible web onto cotton fabric pieces as instructed on manufacturer’s instructions.

*Die-cut pieces from I Saw The Sign as seen below.

*Peel back paper from fabric and lay-out design as indicated in picture.

*Iron in place.

+If you used permanent fusible web, and do not want to sew, you are done! Yay! Congrats! Have you thought of maybe hand embroidering around or on the design? It’s a great way to add some variety to your shirt.

+If you used light-weight webbing, you will need to stitch your pieces in place to keep them secure through various washings. You can select whatever stitch you like. Ah, decisions, but oh, the creativity! Make sure you press your shirt again after you are done so that it looks nice :). And now, you are done! ***TIP*** If you use lightweight interfacing on the backside of your t-shirt where the stitching will occur, you will have no puckering of fabric.

Well, let’s see your project. What colors are your favorite? Did you make it for you or for a gift?

We hope you enjoyed today’s project. Let us know if there is something you would like us to feature here. We love challenges.
Debi and Michelle

Debi Adams

As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house Senior Creative Designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an “eclectic artist”, dabbling in mixed-media, party décor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create magazines. Though her passion is in creating art, she finds as much joy in giving it away. Her free time is spent junking, traveling, seeing her girls and new grandson and creating…art!

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