Get two old t-shirts from yourself and your partner, cut out and swap a heart shape.
Step 1: Ingredients
- Old shirts from yourself and your partner, preferably to have contrasting colors
- Heart shape printed on a thick paper
- Sewing machine
- Fabric stabilizer for embroidery (I used Vlieseline H250) - only one side is adhesive.
Step 2: Cutting Shirts
- Cut out paper heart shape
- With the help of the ruler find the center of the shirt and position the heart on it and draw carefully the contour.
- Cut out the heart shape (green in this case) as precise as you can.
- Put the green heart on the center of the red shirt, draw, then cut out the red heart shape.
Step 3: Cut Out Fabric Stabilisers
With the help of the same paper heart guide draw by freehand a 2cm bigger heart and cut out 2 fabric stabilizer.
Step 4: Sticking Together
- Position the heart on the shirt. Both piece must be with wrong side up! If you mess up (like me) then try to find the ball-pen marks.
- Position the heart shaped fabric stabilizer with sticky part down on the shirt and heat glide the iron (read manufacturers instructions)
Step 5: Repeat
Same steps for the other shirt.
Step 6: Zig-zag
Use zig-zag stitch on the join to make it stronger and look better.
As you can see in some places I had 2 mm distance , but the embroidery covered it.
Step 7: I Am Your Half
This is another conjoint idea. Cut both shirts in half and stick, sew together in the same way as the previous ones.
After tying this shirt I wanted my other half back :-/
- Plan this for the entire family, cut out more hearts and swap between the members
- You could cut out letters and create anagrams, so both shirts uses the same letters but in different order.
- Make it social - send/receive letters via post from different friends and create your own words/poems on your shirt.
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