Friday, January 20, 2012

A Valentine’s Shirt For My Valentine

Ok, well I guess she’s my 2nd Valentine since I think Scott has to technically be my first Valentine! 
It’s FRIDAAAAAYYY!!!!  I wanted to share with you a cute (and easy) shirt I made for Emily for Valentine’s Day! 
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Here’s how I did it!
  • Craft cutter (I used my Silhouette)
  • Heat ‘N Bond (or other fabric interfacing)
  • Fabric of choice
  • Iron
  • Shirt (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $3)
  • Scrap paper (optional)
I started by ironing some plain pink fabric to some Heat ‘N Bond (man, I love that stuff!!!).

Then in Silhouette Studio I created my design.  It looked a little something like this:
Silhouette Studio
I cut out the L, V, and E on the pink fabric using my Silhouette!  I cut the heart separately on some pink polka dot fabric, using the same method.
I still use the cutting mat just for extra “security” even when I’m cutting vinyl and fabric even though I don’t think you have to.
Wait…..let me back up!  Of course, before I ever even cut the fabric I did a test cut with some scrap paper and placed it on my shirt to make sure I liked the size, spacing, etc.

Looks good to me!  Ok, now back to the fabric…..
So after I cut the fabric, I peeled the paper backing from the Heat ‘N Bond off the back of the fabric letters and ironed them down to my shirt.  I tilted the heart a little bit.  I kinda like it that way!
Valentine's Craft

Now, Heat ‘N Bond is great and I love it dearly.  However, it has been known to peel up on projects I’ve done in the past (hhmmm….could be user error??  Naaahhh…we’ll blame it on the Heat N Bond).  So, I stitched along the outsides of the letters with some light pink thread just to make sure they stuck!

And here’s my little model sportin’ her new duds…..
DIY Valentine's Shirt Valentine shirt for baby
Valenine's shirt for toddler
Valentine's t-shirt craft

Love it!  I can’t wait for her to wear it on Valentine’s Day!
Have you been creating any goodies for Valentine’s Day?  I must admit, I don’t really decorate my home for Valentine’s Day (just a flag and wreath for the porch), but I like doing little projects like this for these types of Holidays!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT day!

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  1. SO cute! (your baby and the shirt!) :)

  2. adorable! Just curious how you like your Silhouette studio? Ive been thinking about getting one.

  3. I love it. I've been playing around with cutting fabric on my new silhouette, but I don't always get the clean cut I want. Your shirt came out great!

  4. Great idea, I might try this during the weekend!!! Question are you using a standard blade or a deep cut blade???

  5. What a cute shirt! I love it! I just got a cameo.. so Im going to have to try this :)

  6. So adorable!. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

  7. That looks so cute on her! Karima

  8. Her shirt is adorable! And I'm so jealous of your Silhouette...someday I'll have one...someday...
    I found you through C.R.A.F.T. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I made a similar Valentine's project with my Silhouette. I love that machine and I'm not a big V-Day decorator, either, but when I can do a project with my machine, I'm all over it. :)

    Here's my project if you want to take a look. I love what you did!

  10. I wish I had a silhouette!! I love both of these projects!!

  11. OH this is so cute, I want to make one for my daughter now! I'm having a Valentine's Day Link party right now, would love for you to link up if you get a chance :)

  12. Great shirt! What a cute little Valentine =)

  13. She's adorable and looks so cute in her pretty shirt Mom made her.

    Lori m

  14. Beyond adorable! I'm going to have to get going on one this weekend :0) I would love if you shared the project tomorrow at my "Beat the Winter Blues" party. Hope to see you then.

  15. I don't know what's cuter- the shirt or your model! Visiting from Serenity Now.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  16. You were featured today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and grab a button:)

  17. So Sweet! I had to pin it and share it on the CraftBliss Facebook page and link back to you. ~Dee

  18. Wow. I didn't realize I could cut fabric AND Heat-n-bond at the same time on my Silhouette! I am so glad to have found your tute. Do you remember the cut setting you used for this project? No use reinventing the wheel...On another note, I have found that if you pre-wash the garment and DO NOT use fabric softener before applying Heat-n-Bond it almost never peels away or frays. Hope this helps ! Thanks again.


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