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Thursday, October 27, 2011

{Too Pretty To Be Scary} Pumpkin Shirt

I just finished this last night & am so excited to show it off this morning!  Applique has been one of my loves lately…..and it is so much fun experimenting with it!  I found the idea and pattern here.  Then I decided to add the bow to the pumpkin to make it even more special for my little girl!

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Isn’t that adorable?

Want to make your own?

{Too Pretty To Be Scary} Pumpkin Shirt

  • Orange Fabric (around 18 inches x 6 inches)
  • Green Fabric
  • Heat n’ Bond
  • 5 pieces of ribbon (4 inches long)
  • 1 piece of ribbon (6 inches long)
  • Black Shirt

Start out by creating the ruffle in your fabric.  Take your orange fabric and sew two lines down the fabric.  Use a straight stitch & make sure it is the longest stitch your machine will do.

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Gather your material by firmly pulling on the top thread.  You will need to move the gathers you have created to create a uniform look.

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Take your fabric and iron it flat.  This seems like it will mess it up…but it won’t!

Place your Heat n’ Bond on the back of your fabric and iron on, according to the directions. Once cool, remove the stitching from the top of the fabric.

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Print your template from here.  Trace your pumpkin from the template you printed onto the back of the Heat n’ Bond (it is a paper backing, so it makes tracing the pattern very easy).  Cut out the pumpkin.  Peel the backing off of the Heat n’ Bond.

Iron your Heat n’ Bond onto your green fabric. Trace the stem from the template on your green fabric.  Peel the backing off of the Heat n’ Bond.

Place your stem and your pumpkin onto your shirt, making sure they are centered (I placed the bottom edge of my stem slightly under the pumpkin).  Iron on according to the directions on your Heat n’ bond. 

Sew around your pumpkin and stem using an applique stitch or zig zag stitch.

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Now for the bow…

Cut your ribbon & lay them out how you want them (notice how the 6 inch piece of ribbon is vertical to all the others….this is the ribbon you are going to use to tie them all together).

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Using your fingers, scrunch the 5 pieces of ribbon together at the center and then tie your 6 inch piece of ribbon around them, knotting twice (you may need a spare hand for this).

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Now all you have to do it sew your bow on.  Use a needle and thread, making sure you thread is doubled.  Start from the back of the shirt and hand sew your bow on, making sure to stay under the tied ribbon (the black ribbon) & close to the center knot, so you will not be able to see your thread.

That’s it….now show off you beautiful applique pumpkin shirt!

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Did you notice the matching Korker Bow I made?  Stay tuned for the tutorial….

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Amy said...

Such a cute pumpkin shirt, and your little pumpkin herself is just ADORABLE! Would you share this here?

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Love it! It's cute but your model is cuter!!

Would you link it up to mine too?

Terrie said...

What a pretty idea to make the pumpkin. I've never thought of it. So sweet and gorgeous sweetie. Happy Halloween.

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

LOVE your version! Thank you so much for the linky love too! :) I am sharing your version with my FB Friends and Tweeites! Yay! Have a wonderful weekend!

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