I don’t know if you could call this a tutorial, necessarily. My camera batteries were on the verge of death, and I only took the most crucial pictures.
I’ve seen these around the net, and I thought, “I might be able to make those.” Key word: might. I found a bunch of girls’ tops at Wal Mart a couple of weeks ago for $3.50. I snatched up a whole bunch of them, but obviously, they were a little plain.
What’s a cheap girl to do with plain shirts for her 6-year old diva? Heat-n-bond, of course. I printed out a bunch of silhouette pictures from the internet, and I bought/already had a bunch of scrap fabric laying around the house. Hint–if you don’t have spare fabric, just go through your kids’ old clothes. I found a couple of shirts and an old pillow case that I used for some scrap fabric.
Like I said…not quite a tutorial. Follow the directions on the bag of Heat-n-bond, and you should be good to go. Some more advice, make sure you get the strongest one available, so you don’t have to sew all around the edges.
As a matter of fact, the package recommends against sewing. It’s simply not needed for the strength of the bond. I figure my daughter’s not going to be wearing these clothes long enough anyway to actually spend hours (yes, hours for me) sewing all around the edges of these intricate branches and leaves.
She put a hole in a pair of her pants the other day. A week ago these would have been thrown away. There just would have been no hope for them.However, with mommy’s new toy (Heat-n-bond, remember?), I’m the greatest mom on the face of the planet!!!!!! Bwaaa ha ha ha ha ha!!!!