Monday, March 14, 2016

Recycling Tee Shirts - St. Patty's Day Style!

I am SO excited to be joining up with my Silhouette Challenge buddies to be offer some fun Apparel projects and this AMAZING giveaway:

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I have a confession to make: Little Lady LOVES purple and so her entire wardrobe is purple. I mean totally. She even had a Purple Santa outfit for Christmas.
Both sides of our family have Irish heritages so while you won't find us in a pub, we do enjoy celebrating St. Patty's day a bit more than most. So with St. Patty's day coming up, I knew I had to do something.  There is very little purple attire for St. Patty's day. So I decided to recycle a couple of tees. I actually didn't have an old green tee, but was lucky enough to find one for less than $3. You could do this project with just about any shape / season / holiday. I found that using another tee shirt was cheaper than getting new material.

1. Cut your green shirt so it will fit on your Silhouette mat. If you're recycling an old one, make sure the section you are using is free from stains and defects.

2. Following your bonding materials directions, apply the bonding material to the green tee material.

3.Place your green tee Bonding material side UP on your Silhouette mat.

4.Cut this file: Clover. Using the above settings. Don't forget: Any shape you cut will need to be mirror imaged so it applies correctly.
5. If you're like me and have a dull fabric blade, you may need to trim the material. Fortunately it should be just a few threads holding it together and VERY easy to see where to cut by hand.

6. Again, following the bonding material directions, peal off the backing...

7. Iron onto the new shirt.

Viola!!! A beautiful new tee!! You can leave it plain or add other decorations. You may want to sew around the edge of your design depending on what bonding material you used.

With this beauty Little Lady can wear her purple AND be pinch proof this St. Patty's days! :D

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Art Party SmocksCustom Daredevil Shirt ~ Silhouette Blog HopDIY Lightning Bug Wall Art with LightsDIY Chevron Mickey Mouse Shirt with Glitter HTVDIY Nautical Pillow Cover + A GIVEAWAY!Recycling Tee Shirts - St. Patty's Day Style! Appliqued Initial Heart PillowWrap-Around Shark ShirtSew A Shopping Tote Into A Zipper Pouch3 Creative Onesies for Baby Girl & Free Cut FilesPom Pom Tail Bunny OnesieFreezer Paper Stenciled Cushion with a Giveaway!Rawr! Dinosaur Birthday Shirtcustomize your Picnic BlanketIt is Well With My Soul T-Shirt DesignMonogrammed Envelope Pillows + Giveaway {The Silhouette Challenge}Toddler Trouble Shirt with free cut fileDIY Ombré ToteUpcycled t-shirt cat... Meow!Little Helper Stenciled Kids ApronDIY Easter Egg Shirt - Silhouette Heat Transfer & RhinestonesDIY: Crazy Cat Lady Shirt + Free Cut File
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