|Well, hello 5-year-old!|
Scissors Craft: Easy Birthday Girl or Boy Number Shirt Tutorial
time involved: 45 minutes-1 hour
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I wanted to make a custom T-shirt for my daughter's fifth birthday party. At first, I toyed with the obvious "Birthday Girl" slogan, but I know she'd wear it once and then it would sink lower and lower to the bottom of her shirt drawer, only to see the light of day during the next "you've outgrown these" purge. Being the practical girl I am, I decided to make a number shirt! She can wear that whenever and it's so much more clever than stating the obvious.
She was very happy with the finished product and I was quite pleased with how it easy was to make. All together, it probably took only about 45 minutes from start to finish. Make one for your little one too, just follow these instructions and get crafting!
If you are feeling extra crafty, follow this tutorial on how to make custom treat bags to match your shirt!
|Step One: Drawing your number|
plain printer paper, fusible webbing, a pencil, sharp scissors, a plain T-shirt, an iron and fabric (a light twill or quilting weight will work well).
On a plain sheet of paper, either print out a large (about 5" tall), bold number or draw one of your own. The simple and bolder the style, the easier it will be to cut out and apply to the shirt. Fortunately for me, I have a in-house letterer who drew me a number based on his font, Ed Interlock from House Industries. Cut your numeral out with an Xacto or a sharp pair of scissors. This will be the template for your appliqué.
|Step 2: Using the fusible webbing|
|Step 3: Attaching the webbing to your fabric|
|Step 3 (end result): The big 5 with webbing and paper, still attached. Your appliqué is ready to be applied!|
|Step 4: Affixing the applique to your shirt!|
|Step 5: Wear it and have fun!|
Now that you've made your shirt, get cracking making these easy mini-totes for the guests' treat bags! Have a great party!