Summer Heart T Shirt





Introduction: Summer Heart T Shirt

The T-shirt challenge has inspired me to work with knits.  My new daughter-in-law loves knits.  I was disappointed when I heard this,  because I usually work with cottons and wanted to sew her some fashionable clothes.  I am so glad this contest was going on when my kids were visiting.  I have learned that knits are great fun to work with.  We found this t-shirt on clearance and decided to add some color to it to make it stand out. This instructable will show you how we accomplished this.

Step 1: Supplies

2 Contrasting knit t-shirts;  one  with a large heart and one plain
Contrasting thread
Sewing pins
Straight edge
Puff paint optional
Sewing machine or could easily be stitched by hand

Step 2: Marking the T-shirt Lines

Mark The stripes using a straight edge and marker.
Cut the lines.
Go back and cut uneven cuts along the trimmed edges as shown.

Step 3: Cut Square From Contrasting T-shirt

Cut the contrasting fabric into a square shape at least 3 inches larger than the heart .

Please note:  The paper heart is shown just for illustration purposes only.  

Step 4: Pinning

We pulled the t-shirt slightly so the lines would separate before we pinned the red fabric to the t-shirt.
Smooth out the red fabric and pin it to the t-shirt through all layers. 

Step 5: Sewing Heart Outline

Machine stitch or hand sew the outline of the heart through the layers as shown.

Step 6: Trimming the Insert

Turn the t-shirt wrong side out.
Very carefully trim the heart shape (using the stitching lines of the heart shape; as a guide) to  remove excess fabric.
Please note:I forgot to take  a picture before the lines were sewn.  

Step 7: Sewing the Lines

Sew the middle of the lines of the cut stripes as shown. 

Step 8: Adding Detail

We decided to add some detail by coloring the arrow with red and black detail using a black marker and puff paint.  

Step 9: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

My daughter-in-law and I had a lot of fun creating this t-shirt.  After making just one of these t-shirts we have thought of different uses that we will post soon.  We both loved the red contrast of the heart.

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    Love it!! Look beautiful i will totally make one!!!

    Thanks Lilly! It turned out very cute and was easy to make! Please post a picture if you do, it would be fun to see a different variation. Sunshiine

    Yay!!! Featured on the homepage! Well done. ;-)

    Oh gee thanks! We had a lot of fun making this t-shirt. I want to make some more but have so many things I want to make it is hard to decide. Thanks for the support and hope your day is fun!

    Thanks! I appreciate your comment. Have a splendorous day!

    Cool and such a pretty daughter-in-law!

    Oh my thanks so much! Have a beautiful day!

    Awesome t-shirt mod sunshiine!

    Thanks so much! I will be making more things from knits! So fun!