Thursday, June 23, 2011

New shirt for the 4th

Dear Friends,
I've decorated a shirt for the 4th - it's one of those shirts from Michael's or JoAnn's that I paid either $2 or $2.50.  Big spender....
The pattern is from All Things Belle. It's paper pieced, and I changed a few of the colorings so there would be red on top and bottom.  Well, here it is

I sewed it on with 6 stitches to the inch and that way after the Fourth I can take it off and replace it with another design.  Maybe I'll get more use out of that expensive shirt. 
Here is a close up of the free pattern - made my way.  Go over to All Things Belle and see if she is still offering the free pattern.... It is an easy one! She's announcing her pattern line with this one.

I didn't want to fold over the edge cause I never get it right, so it is raw edge with Fray Check dabbed on it.  It dries clear.   Anyway, I'm going to link to A Creative Princess with this.  I'm sorry I haven't got her button on my blog, but she's the first in my blog list if you want to go over and see what else is there.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Weekend! 


  1. Well done! I hope you have a great 4th July. Sorry I wont be able to join you- I get back to civilization on the 5th ish.

  2. Years ago I used Aleene's Tack It Over and Over Glue to change out fabric appliques on dresses that I wore. No sewing. It works a lot like sticky notes. It might work for your 4th of July and other designs.

  3. Good Idea.
    Reminds me of when my boys were growing up. They liked fruit and the front of their tee shirts would become covered with fruit juice stains. I would buy dinosaur fabric, fussy cut it into big rectangles, turn under the edges, and top stitch them onto the front of the tee shirts over the stains. The kids loved them and I got more wear out of the shirts. Also, those were the days before all the printed tee shirts available. So they were special to them.
    Have a happy 4th.


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