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Four-leaf clover shirt for baby: tutorial

Making flower, Repair work, Sewing  |  April 29th 2011  |  0 Comment

Supplies Needed
Plain T-Shirt
Variety of Green Fabrics
2 Small Heart Templates {We used 1 1/4″ Hearts, and 2″ Hearts}
Pen, Fabric Scissors, Iron
Wonder Under or other Fusible tape
Green Thread {Find a color that blends with your fabrics}
Containers for each size of fabric heart {to keep things organized}


Step 1:
Trace, then cut out your hearts using your templates.  For two shirts, we cut out 4 of each fabric (10 or so different fabrics) and had leftovers.


Step 2: Cut out a pile of tiny squares of fusible tape.

Step 3: Heat up your iron, with the steam setting on.  Place your t-shirt on the ironing board, and lay out your hearts in the shape of shamrocks.  We liked having 4-leaf-clovers, but 3 would be cute too.  It is up to you. We randomly placed the shamrocks on the shirt, wrapping them around the back.  Place the fusible tape pieces under each heart, in the middle, and steam-iron until they are set.  This holds the design in place until you sew them on.



Optional Step: Put a ball point or stretch needle into your sewing machine.  This helps when sewing on jersey.

Optional Step 2: Mark your sewing lines on your hearts.  You can skip this step if you are good at free-hand sewing. {I’m not}

Step 4: Sew around the inside of each heart.  {Beware, the tension gets tricky when sewing cotton onto jersey, but it doesn’t have to be perfect, I promise!}  We used white thread in the bobbin, so the inside of the shirt isn’t crazy.

Step 5: Sew Stem Shapes coming out of your shamrock “leaves.”  Just freehand it, they can all be different.

Step 6: Cut all your threads, inside and out

Step 7: Wash and dry your shirt to fray.  Once this is done, you do not notice any imperfections in your stitches!



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