The Raven T-shirt




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

The T-shirt contest has inspired me to make this t-shirt for my grandson who loves this song: .  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

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

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

Step 3: Iron on Inner Facing

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

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

Step 5: Sewing the Raven

  • 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

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

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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!  

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    9 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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 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!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.