I was having a hard time finding something for the girlies to wear on the 4th of July this year. We used to do the Old Navy Flag Shirts every year. How can you beat $5 for a shirt? But really how many t-shirts do you need with a flag on the front. And then I waited until the last minute thinking I could still find something I liked. Wrong.
So sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures…time to get out the sewing machine.
I saw this cute t-shirt on Family Fun.
But I thought I would do it my own way.
I found basic white t-shirts at Target.
Then in their $1 section they had these cute bandanas.
I cut the bandana into 12x1 inch strips.
Then I took the easy way to mark the middle of the t-shirt. I folded it in half and pressed a crease.
Then I pinned the strips of fabric to the front of the t-shirt. I just eye-balled the distance between.
I made sure to double pin each strip at the crease so I wouldn’t end up with wonky bows.
Then stitched each strip of fabric on the crease I had ironed.
Here it is all stitched, but one more step needed to be done before tying the bows. I threw it in the washer and dryer to fray the edges of the bows.
It took about 1/2 an hour to do both shirts.
Plus I had enough leftover strips of fabric to tie bows for the girlies hair.
I used a bunch for LaLa’s cheater’s french braid or ladder.
My mind was racing as I was making these. How about black t-shirts with orange, purple and green bows for Halloween? Or for Christmas a red shirt with white bows? and that would work for Valentines.