Project: Snowman Shirt and Santa Hat
My mother-in-law has loaned me her sewing machine, and spent some time the weekend before last showing me how to use it. I have so many projects that I’m eager to get started on, but figured that I needed to start with something simple. And small. And inexpensive — so that if I completely screwed up, I didn’t waste too much money on fabric.
While browsing the web a few weeks ago in search of free patterns, I stumbled across this tutorial for a Santa hat. Granted, it’s meant for a doll, but it still works for a toddler-sized head, with some tweaking of the measurements.
I didn’t do too badly, for a rookie.
I embellished a shirt for Shane yesterday, during his nap. I found a relatively simple clip-art image of a snowman, enlarged it, and printed it out. The various parts of the snowman were cut out of craft felt, and I used fusible web to attach them to an inexpensive Wal-mart t-shirt. Well…my plan was to use the fusible web to attach the snowman to the shirt. The fusible web had a different plan. It wouldn’t fuse.
Plan B was sewing each individual piece of felt to the shirt.
One at a time.
It took forever.