Ok, I’ll admit it. As a scrapbooker I’m always thinking about what my family is wearing when I know I’ll be taking pictures. And our trip to Disney World was no different. 🙂 So I created matching shirts for every day of our trip. Yep, that means I made 20 shirts! Whew! And I plan to show you how I made each and every one! (Check out everything Disney on Scrap Inspired) Today I want to show you our shirts for Animal Kingdom.
I loved these bandanas that I found at Hobby Lobby. But they only had 3 bright colors…and I needed 4!
There was a white one as well. So I bought some tumble dye. It worked like a charm! I sprayed my white bandana, tossed it in the dryer and I had my 4th bright colored bandana!
I printed out a Mickey silhouette on regular paper. I sized it a bit larger for the adult shirts and smaller for the children’s.
I placed Heat n Bond on top of the Mickey shape (paper side up) and traced the design onto it.
Once I had them all traced out I rough cut around each shape (not on the lines, outside them).
I ironed each shape onto the backside of each corresponding bandana. Follow the directions on the Heat n Bond.
Once you’ve ironed on the Heat n Bond, cut around the shape (on the lines) to create your Mickey head.
Then peel off the paper backing and place the image where you want it on the shirt.
Following the Heat n Bond directions iron the Mickey head onto your shirt.
Once the Mickey head is ironed onto the front turn the shirt inside out and iron a piece of Reynolds Freezer Paper on the inside. This will act as a stabilizer as you sew around the image.
I set my machine to the zig zag stitch. I used 0.3 and 5 as my settings so that the zig zags would be close together but very wide. That creates the look of applique. Be sure that any time you make a turn that the needle is down in your fabric. That keeps the material from moving around and messing up the looks of your stitches. Just a note I used Heat n Bond Ultra to attach the image to my shirts, because that is what I had. It said not to sew on it, but I did anyway and had no problem.
When I was done stitching all the way around I turned it inside out to peel off the freezer paper. The stitches essentially cut through the paper making it very easy to peel around the inside and outside of the shape.
Once I peeled off the freezer paper there were still bits of it inside the stitches. Don’t worry about that, it will come out in the wash! Then repeat the entire process for each shirt.
I love how bright and colorful these shirts turned out! They really were pretty quick and easy! And you gotta love zebra print for a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
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