Friday, November 2, 2012

DIY & Tutorial: Football Shirt

Passing notes today:  Mrs. Gosling

Ladies - Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Me?  Not really, but I've got some guys that are.  So naturally making a shirt seemed like a great thing to do this week (it's not like I wasn't busy with Halloween or trees falling on the house). 

It's quite simple really.  I started with these supplies:

*Brown shirt (you could use any color, keep it interesting)
*Light blue felt (I chose this color to match another shirt ... stay tuned) - football laces
*Rotary cutting mat
*Rotary cutting wheel
*Sewing machine
*Halloween candy .... a must while slaving away at the sewing machine :)

To get started, I cut a long piece of felt that would position nicely on the center of the shirt.  Then I cut out 4 smaller pieces (half the size of the long one).  I used the width of my ruler as my guide, it's about 1 1/4" wide.

football onesie

Next, I pinned and sewed the middle football lace first.  Then I pinned and sewed the horizontal laces, evenly spaced along the middle one.  I didn't measure anything, I just eyeballed it. 


And then, I was done.  So I grabbed 1 very drooly 4 month old and 1 very CRAZY 4 year old to see how it all came together.  I love how the light blue on the football onesie matches the football laces on the DIY shirt.  Now they can go out in public and people will think they are so CUTE.  And by public, I mean the dunkin donuts drive thru and then straight home!

If you would like a more traditional color scheme, I would stick with a brown shirt and ivory/white colored felt.  But, I think that you could use any pairing to keep it fun and modern.  When washing, I suggest turning the shirt inside out to protect the felt from catching on anything in the wash (like legos, dinosaurs, maybe someday ... MONEY).

Are you making anything fun this football season?  Clothing, desserts, FOOD!  I would love to hear about it! 

"He shoots, HE SCORES" ... oh wait, wrong sport,

Mrs. Williams Comment - Mrs. G., I'm not sure what impresses me the most about this project:  how perfectly you spaced the pins on the felt, how you made football look fun to me, or how totally cute those boys are.  Nice work!

Mrs. Kelly Comment:  Aw!  At what size does the football shirt not become cute?  (read:  ok for adults?)  Love it!  Glad everyone was ok in the storm too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Cute Brett! Now bring that baby to Canada!

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