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The T-shirt contest has inspired me to make this t-shirt for my grandson who loves this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3bkmD-70e4 .  He thought the picture of the raven was awesome.  I could not buy a t-shirt like the logo of this group so I made a practice one.  I am happy with the results and will be trying different methods until I find the perfect design and application.  I did not know how to go about making it and was concerned about all the details of the raven.  I have more to add to the shirt I will be sending him for Christmas but was so impressed with this one I thought I would share it here on Instructables.  
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Step 1: Materials list

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1 T-shirt
1 Pattern
1 Fabric slightly larger than pattern 
Iron on inner facing  
1 Matching thread
1 Small button
Sewing needle
Sewing machine with zigzag stitch

Step 2: Pattern

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Copy pattern: Please note:  Don't cut the black fabric yet.  

Step 3: Iron On Inner Facing

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Iron the interfacing:
  • Iron the interfacing to the black fabric on the wrong side.  
  • I laid another piece of fabric over the top so the iron would not stick.

Step 4: Pinning The Pattern

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Pinning the pattern:
  • Pin the raven pattern to the black fabric and cut it out. 

Step 5: Sewing The Raven

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  • Lay the raven over the t-shirt where you want it.
  • Pin it to the shirt.
  • Carefully stitch all the way around the shirt using a small zigzag stitch.  
  • Remove from the sewing machine and trim all loose threads.

Step 6: Button

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  • Place the button where you think it should go.
  • Sew it to the raven.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I enjoyed making this and I am looking forward to making another one with a window and a string!  

Thank you for stopping by and please have a great Thanksgiving Day!  
onrust2 years ago
that is way cool.
sunshiine (author)  onrust2 years ago
featherwurm3 years ago
Wonderful adaptation, and a great looking shirt! (I love the ragged edges, looks fantastic for the style)

Though, pardon me for mentioning, as the song is quite nice, I think you might like to know that that video actually originally goes to a different song by another group http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD6VgRUE1y0&list=LL4I-yoa9_MLfIu7q8mBTk9A&index=22&feature=plpp_video and was created by a visual artist named Emmanuel Ho if you're interested in more of his work (and a high quality video of that lovely music video)! Again pardon the correction, but I do love the shirt and style!
sunshiine (author)  featherwurm3 years ago
Thank you so much for sharing this information. I will add it to my ible. I will also share it with my grandson. Have a great Thanksgiving!
urtlesquirt3 years ago
Qouth the Raven "Nevermore"!
sunshiine (author)  urtlesquirt3 years ago
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
The rough, frayed edges really add to the style of the raven shown in the video. I want a shirt like this!
sunshiine (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
It was easy and guess what! I have seen some of your work! You can sew! I liked the frayed edges also because it reminded me of feathers. I can't wait to make one with the window and the string. I will put the one with the string on the back and make one escaping on the front! Pretty cool if I can swing it! I will be sharing that one also! Thanks for commenting!
sunshiine (author) 3 years ago
I have the link where I copied the pattern from my monitor but it is too late to edit my page because this is entered into a contest. I will upload that picture in a couple of days. If you are in a hurry you can go to the link that I have on the first page and then copy the name of the group and paste it to your search window. A picture of a shirt will be on the list so click there and trace it on a piece of paper.