This Seattle/Atlanta skyline t-shirt was made for my grandson who wanted a unique, light-weight winter shirt. I suggested that instead of making the entire shirt, that we simply pick up a good quality, long-sleeved t-shirt, then create a meaningful design and appliqué it to the back of the shirt. He loved the idea and so this dual skyline shirt was born.

The design was not as difficult to create as I had first imagined. Follow through and I will share how I made this shirt, then you can create a skyline t-shirt for someone you love too.

Step 1: Supplies

This is what you will need.
For best results pre-wash and dry the t-shirt and iron if necessary.

1 t-shirt
1 black cotton fabric slightly larger than skyline pattern
1 White Cotton fabric slightly larger than skyline pattern
Sewing thread
Heavy duty sewing thread for hand sewing
Metallic silver Embroidery thread

Skyline pattern
Sewing needle
Embroidery hoop
Metallic ( silver ) Embroidery thread
Sewing machine or hand sew
Embroidery needle with large eye
Sewing pins
Seam ripper optional
Measuring tape
Scotch tape
Chalk or pencil
Iron and board optional
Cardboard or something to place between the top of the shirt and the inside for easier pinning
Sewing scissors and it helps to have small sharp pointed scissors for precision cutting of the pattern
Cardboard or card stock paper for pattern
Tracing paper optional

I love it! I'm an hour outside Seattle, and I thought this was really cute.
<p>Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting! I hope you have a safe and happy year in Seattle!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>What a fantastic tutorial! Sunshine, I may have to try this sometime over the summer. =)</p>
<p>Thank you so much for stopping by and viewing the skyline! I hope you have an opportunity to make one. It was great fun. I have been trying to make another one but am away from home right now and don't have a place to create. :D</p>
I don't understand the connection between Seatle and Atlanta.
<p>The images was meaningful to my grandson because it represented places he had been that meant something to him. The way the designs were laid out was his idea. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>It look really cool!</p>
<p>Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a great weekend!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>That looks great and you have the most beautiful view!</p>
<p>Thanks for stopping by! The view is grand isn't it? Have a great weekend!</p><p>sunshiine</p>

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