Have you seen those bumper stickers that say house divided? They typically have a his and hers sports teams on the license plate.
With the house divided plates as my inspiration, I decided to whip up something sports related for my newest nephew. Mom went to UVA. Dad went to GT.
To start, I did a google images search for football and helmet. This is what I found. I pasted the images into MS Word and enlarged the images slightly.
I used heat/bond, but any brand will work well.
Unroll the heat/bond, and cut it a bit larger than your image/graphic.
Iron fabric to the rough side of the heat/bond.
This is what it looks like post-ironing.
Cut out your design.
Reverse the image, and trace it onto the paper side of the heat/bond.
Cut out the design/s.
Now for the decision…
two helmets on front of the shirt?
I would have consulted you first, but I was working on a nap schedule, and my time was limited.
I made a quick decision and went with the front/back version – one helmet on front, the other on back.
I also cut out an initial and a football.
In the end, I decided not to use them, and I made another dinosaur design.
Peel off the paper part of the heat/bond. Make sure the sticky part stays attached to the fabric.
Iron to adhere to the tee/jeans/cloth diaper/whatever.
To applique, you need stabilizer. I like the tear away stabilizer. We have bolts of this on hand for embroidery. Tear away is the key!
Place the stabilizer behind your design, and pin to attach.
Sew around the entire design to attach the fabric to the tee. I used a zig-zag stitch.
I also made a set of quilted bibs. I’m so enamored with Ikea’s plasticish bibs, that I think these pale in comparison, but I do enjoy giving personalized sports related bibs as lil’ boy gifts – especially to sports enthusiast parents.
I hope the his and hers like this. I think she’ll like it more than him. We’ll see…
Ok. Now I need to find out if my brother reads this blog before posting. I can’t imagine that he or my SIL would read this blog. She is swamped with med school studies, and he is a guy. Neither are interested in crafty things. So, I probably don’t need to check…
I don’t have many people in real life who know I have this blog, much less read it, but my mom forwarded a mother’s day post I wrote about her to her entire address book, which blew my anonymity out the window…not that her address book is interested in all things baby and sewing…