Travel Mug I made over using Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing. Today, I'll share how I used the Sewable Interfacing to make some cute summer tees for my girls.
This week was my first time using interfacing on my own, my first time cutting fabric with my Silhouette machine, my first time using a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine (don't laugh!), and my first time adding embellishments to kids' clothing. Please keep that in mind should you spy an errant stitch here and there (and everywhere).
I was able to snag two dark pink Cherokee brand t-shirts in the girls' sizes from Target over the weekend. $5 a pop. JoAnn's had fabric on sale, so I picked up a 1/4 yard in my choices: brown for the cone, pink for the ice cream, dark pink and white for the cherry.
I used my Silhouette software to purchase an ice cream cone design for $0.99, separated all the elements, and made a few extra cones in case I ran into any problems.
The instructions for cutting with the Sewable Fabric Interfacing were straightforward and very easy to follow. I made sure to use the "Double Cut" option to make sure that my shapes went through cleanly with no tearing.
The wrong side of the fabric is a little shiny, and that's because of the Sewable Interfacing:
The Sewable Interfacing allowed me to iron the cone directly onto the t-shirt. It stayed put long enough for me to do a zig-zag stitch all the way around the shape...to hold it in place and to keep it from fraying:
I layered the "strawberry" ice cream on top and did the same stitch all the way around.
Time for a "cherry" on top!
Cute...but it needed something else!
I used my Silhouette and some Flocked Heat Transfer material to cut the word "sweet" out and iron onto the shirt!
Michaela Byrd was napping, but Natalie wanted to try hers on right away.
I was so over-the-moon-excited about how cute the tees turned out that I stuffed one in my purse for preschool drop-off the next morning to show my friend Christy, who was much more admiring than T. I'll give him credit for feigning interest, but he is not that good of an actor.
I give Silhouette an A+ for the ease of use with their new line of fabric interfacing. The software is still hard for me to figure out, but that's because there are so many options!
Linking to the Weekend Wrap Up party at Tatertots and Jello.
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