Hi HowDoesShe Gals!
How many sleeps until Christmas? Are you ready? I hope each and every one of you are taking some time to relax and just enjoy the season. I have just started getting Christmas cards in the mail, and it feels just like…..Christmas! I’m so stinkin’ giddy. It’s a little embarrassing, really.
If you are looking for a scrumptious gift idea for that little gal in your life, you will LOVE today’s post by Natasha from the blog Samster Mommy! She may just be the QUEEN of craft tutorials. Take it away, girl!
This is so exciting!! I’m just thrilled to be sharing one of my crafty little ideas with the ‘How Does She’ community although I have to tell you something, I have a terrible problem, it’s called “I can do that!” syndrome & although it saves you money you’re constantly thinking of ways you can make store bought items at home. In this case however my little “issue” has paid off, & I want to share with you how you can do it yourself too. Introducing my Crewcuts Sequin Holiday Tie Tee…
Pretty darn good, huh? And it was SO EASY! Promise.
Before I keep going I just realized I haven’t introduced myself…where are my manners?! My name is Natasha & I write my crafts, recipes & mommy tangents over at my blog Samster Mommy. I named the blog after my little muse, my 2 yr old, Samantha. Recently we also added another little one to our family, Sophie Quinn. What a whirlwind two kids is! Sometimes I’m amazed I can remember the alphabet well enough to blog. But I do, (thank you spell check) & although I may not have as much craft time as I’d like when I do I just love it, & sharing it with my readers is even more awesome.
So now that we’re properly introduced how about I teach you how to make your own sequin tee?
You’ll need: 1 permanent fabric marker, 1 package small sequins, needle & thread, t-shirt
1st step- Draw the outline of the tie. One thing I really like about the original tee was how it wasn’t a literal image of a tie, it’s very hand-drawn looking which works out well for us! Don’t stress about just going for it with the marker, just take your time & follow the outline below.
2nd step- Sew on your 1st sequin. Do this by pulling your thread through the shirt & then back down through the hole of the sequin.final step- Keep sewing those little suckers on. For the 2nd sequin through the last you’ll do the same thing, bring your thread up through the shirt & then down through the hole of the sequin. I believe proper sequin sewing etiquette would be to layer the next sequin over the first so it covers up your previous sequin’s thread, they should also be sewn on in nice, neat little lines. For this tee however I think a bit messy & random is the way to go. Once again, it’s what makes it kind of fun & casual for a kid’s tee.So that’s it! A final step that isn’t necessary but might be a good idea is to use some light weight iron-on fusible interfacing on the inside of the shirt, it’s that stuff you see on the inside of kid’s tees to keep the applique design from scratching little ones’ skin. In this case it will keep your little one from snagging any the threads that are holding together all of your hard work.
Here’s a little snip-it of a few of the tutorials you can find over at Samster Mommy…
How to turn a bedsheet into a ruffled pillow
It was great meeting you, if you like what you read I hope you’ll come by Samster Mommy sometime & say hi! Merry Christmas!
I wish I had a toddler again JUST to have those darling little shoes. I DO have a bed, however, and that ruffled pillow would fit right in 🙂 Thanks for this fun tutorial, Natasha. I’ll be visiting your cute blog ASAP! Once I get a cup of hot chocolate in hand so I can take my time browsing. Happy holidays everyone!