Box o' Chocolates Shirt (With Tutorial!)
Yay for Valentine's Day!!
There is nothing better than a day that celebrates love, and when everything is pink!
My mind has been possessed lately with the thought of boxes of chocolates. They sound so delicious, all the time. Probably subliminal Valentine's Day advertising. :o) I hope it works on husband's minds, too! *wink wink*
Anyway, my chocolatey thoughts made it into the crafty area of my brain, and I thought that little brown buttons would make fun "chocolates", so I came up with this shirt:
It started as a plain pink t-shirt from Target:
To make one, you'll need an outline of a 3-d heart box. I free-handed this one, but if you're too scared to do that you can probably find some clipart online and blow it up to size.
1) Cut out the heart shape and use it as a pattern. Then cut out the same shape in your desired fabric. I chose a brown checked velveteen that I had in my stash.
2) Then take your heart pattern and cut off the "3-d" edges so that it's just a regular heart shape, and use it to cut a heart out of your second fabric. Mine was a red and pink plaid flannel.
3) Then choose your buttons. I chose light and dark brown buttons, for milk chocolate and dark chocolate :o) Arrange them where you'd like them, and place clear scotch tape over them to hold them in place.
4) Set your machine to a zig-zag stitch and lower the teeth below the needle so that the fabric doesn't move as it sews. Sew about 10 zig-zag stitches in and out of each set of button holes, right through the tape. Then peel the tape off of the buttons when you're finished!
5) Lay your 3-d heart on the front of your shirt (you may want to try it on first to see where you want it to go), and pin well. Then sew on with a zig-zag stitch.
6) Lay the heart with the buttons on top of the 3-d heart so that it matches your original drawing, and pin very well. Sew on with a zig-zag stitch, being careful not to let it shift!
Ta-da! You're all done!
Unfortunately I was not as careful as I should have been, so my red heart shifted a little as I sewed it, and it doesn't quite match up on one side. :o( But it's still wearable I think! If anyone says anything about it, I'll just kick them in the shins. :o)