Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cutest Turkey SHirts EVER with Artsy Fartsy Mama!

I am so excited to introduce Lindsay of
 Artsy-Fartsy Mama not only is she talented but she is a great friend as well!  She has made the absolute cutest turkey shirts!

 Hello friends & Ladybird LN readers!
I'm so excited to show you guys the shirt I just finished for my daughter to wear on Thanksgiving!

I've never done an applique {gasp!} and it was much easier than I expected. So, if you're a beginner and have wanted to try it, DO IT! It's so fun. For those of you who are pros at this and are laughing at my excitement over something so simple, try not to judge too much!

Anyway, on to the tutorial!

What you'll need:
Fabric in colors you want to use - I used plain, old felt
Sewable Iron-On Adhesive
Sewing Machine, Iron, etc

I freehanded all the shapes and cut them out. You can use a cup, paint bottles, etc for the circles, and folding the feathers in half to cut them out made things a little easier. Trace the shapes onto the iron-on adhesive and cut those out. Follow the instructions on the packaging and iron the adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric. Felt doesn't have a wrong side, so just pick a side and try to remember not to accidentally turn them over (the adhesive may not fit right).

Iron your shirt well and peel off the adhesive backing on the pieces. Place the pieces where you want them to go on the shirt. It said to hold the iron on for about 2 seconds, but the felt needed to be ironed for a lot longer since it was thicker than regular fabric.

I sewed the back feathers, white part of the eyes and beak first using white thread. You can pin down the edges if you'd like. I noticed a few of my edges popped up a little during sewing since I had to bunch up the shirt sometimes to get to certain areas of the shirt. I sewed inside the shape a little bit (you can see what I mean in the photo below).

Next, I ironed on the pupil part of the eyes and the "gobbler" thing.
Then I sewed it on using black thread.

And that's it!! I love it!!
I still need to add a little bow above the left eye to make it a little more girly.

Thanks again, Carlee, for having me be part of your Turkey Month!

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season. I'd love to have you stop by Artsy-Fartsy Mama and say hello!

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  1. Hi! I stopped by when I saw that Lindsay was showing her super cute turkey shirts. I am loving looking around your blog and can't wait to read more. :)

  2. You weren't exaggerating with the title of this post. This is super cute!! thanks for sharing ;-)

  3. I LOVE these little shirts!! I am totally pinning them to make next year. It's going to look like we have a turkey farm too with all my kiddos wearing a turkey shirt. ha,ha!


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