Sewing & Quilting

I made the kid a shirt

He loves it, and so do I so it was a total winner! I have been inspired by seeing all of the great kid’s clothing projects popping up for the fall kid’s clothing week challenge. I had this pattern in my stash, after seeing it on Made by Rae, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

I was intimidated by working with knit fabric. The last time I worked with knit was in college when I decided it was a good idea to go buy a sewing machine and learn to use it and surely knit would be the easiest thing to work with. Um, yeah, bad idea. Needless to say, the machine went back the next day.

This time, the results were much much better!

I made the kid a shirt...(YIP9/22/2010)

The fit is great, and the kid loves it. I love the little details on it. The seams are done on the outside, so you fold them over and top stitch them, which looks really cute and means no itchy seams for the kiddo to complain about.

Dino shirt details

I did the applique using a sandwich cutter that we had laying around the house. The first applique attempt was a bit tragic, my sewing machine ate my fabric (I’m sure I didn’t have it set right) and I ended up making a hole in the front of the shirt! Luckily, I was doing an applique, so I removed that one and added a new one to cover the hole. That time, I opted to hand stitch the edges.

Dino shirt full

I’m already planning my next t-shirt! I bought 1/2 yard of each of these fabrics, so I have enough to make another one, but with brown sleeves and the green striped body. I think I need to find a source for a wider variety of knit fabrics because I see a lot of these in my future! If you have any suggestions, please share!


8 thoughts on “I made the kid a shirt

  1. Sarah, the fabric store choices are shrinking rapidly. You may be able to find a good source in Houston, but our choices here are not good at all. Online may be what you end up with. Wal-Mart used to carry lots of fabric, but only a few of them do any longer. Knit is REALLY hard to find. Idea for you, check out a thrift shop and buy a really big man’s shirt or ladies top in a knit that you like and cut it up for fabric to use on Cam’s shirts. Laura

  2. Spotted your site from Chels’ blog. So good to catch up with you, even if it through the blogosphere! The kid is still the most adorable kid on the earth…miss seeing you. Would love to plan a lunch with all. Love, Shelley

  3. Sarah, great to meet you at Sugar Land Yarn Co ‘Cajun Cafe’ tonite!! I was the person sitting across the room from you working on the Flounce boa/scarf!

    My good friend, Christina Wilkins will be at the Knitting Nest on Sat. She teaches classes there and also has some original designs/patterns offered.

    (Great pic on ravelry!)

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