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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Bat Wing Shirts:.

So you may remember the butterfly wing onesie I made for Remi after she was born.

I thought it would be fun to put a Halloween spin on that idea: bat wings!

Last year I purchased Halloween shirts from Target during the post-Halloween clearance sale for super cheap. I had thought about getting them new shirts to put the bat wings on, but then I figured their Halloween shirts would actually be perfect!

What you need:

- shirt/onesie
- fabric
- heat and bond (if you are putting wings flat on the shirt)
- interfacing (if you are putting wings that hang off the shirt)
- wing template (I looked at some pictures online and free handed mine)
- iron
- sewing machine/accessories

We'll start off with Reece's shirt. I wanted her wings to hang off of her shirt since she is mobile and can (obviously) sit, stand, and walk on her own (unlike the little Remster.)

Start off by tracing your template on the interfacing. You're going to need two.

Next you'll want to trace your template on your fabric. You're going to need four wings total since you'll be having a front and back. I cut a bit outside of the template so that my interfacing would fit in between the layers easily.

Take your interfacing and iron it on to two of your wings.

Next you'll want to sew the top layer of your wings on to your interfaced wings.

After that, iron down small folds on your wings. This is where you're going to sew the wings on to the shirt.

Take your shirt and measure the width. Place a pin where the middle of the shirt is. This is where you'll sew your wings.

Pin your wings on to the shirt.

Sew the wings on to the shirt and you've got your little bat ready to go!

I did a different option for Remi. I just wanted her wings to be flat on her onesie.

You'll want to iron on some heat and bond to a piece of your fabric. (I didn't take a picture of this step for some reason!)

Trace your wing template on to your paper side of the heat and bond and cut out your wings.

Take your tape measure and find the middle of your onesie.

Take the paper backing off of your wings and place them on the onesie where you want them to go.

Iron them on.

Sew around the edges.

And your other little bat is ready to go!

Cute, fun, unique Halloween shirts!

And even cuter when on your sweet little ones!

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  1. omg...seriously? How cute is that! Sumo, they are so darn sweet and adorable, and that is such a great idea!

  2. TOO CUTE!!!
    How bout those headbands?!?!
    Tut, Please :)

    makes me want to {almost} have another baby! LOL!

  3. Too cute. I love the headbands too!!!!

  4. I love this! I hope I can find some time to make them.

  5. These are so cute, I just gave you a blogger award for them:

  6. I just love this idea. I am new to sewing but I am definitely inspired, thank you!


  7. That is super cute! How fun! Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All.

  8. This is darling! you are so creative! I'm highlighting this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  9. In LOVE with this! I'm featuring this on my Blog on Monday. Thanks again for linking up, you come up with such AMAZING stuff!

  10. I adore these! what a clever idea too! Love that both the girls get to sport wings! How fun!

  11. too too cute!

    how fun are those wings!

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

  12. That is abso-freaking-lutely adorable! Too cute
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Party!

  13. Following you now from Feature Yourself Friday. Please follow back!


  14. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on my blog!


  15. How cute!

    Maybe angel wings during Christmas??

  16. Oh my heck...these are ADORABLE!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  17. I'm a new follower and LOVE these little bat wings! What precious daughters you have. Do you happen to have a tutorial for those adorable headbands and bows? I'd love to learn how to make those!

  18. This is so adorable! Very cool.

  19. And how cute is that? Great job. I love the bat girls.


  20. What a cute idea. I would love to make these for the little girl I nanny for. I'm just missing the talent to sew.


  21. That is a fantastic idea, I am going to try it now! Love them on your kido's so cute!

  22. These are beyond cute and I've never seen bat wing shirts before:) I really like how they pop against the purple. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

  23. These are so cute! What a fun idea for Halloween.
    Thanks for linking up last week.

  24. Beyond adorable (both kids & wings!) and super simple. I've been trying to figure out how to put wings on my daughters bat costume and I'm so going to try this! Thanks so much, I'll be linking back to you!

    Amanda @sleepytimeproductions.blogspot.com

  25. I'm hosting a Halloween Costume Tutorial link up this week. I hope you'll stop by and link up your costume tutorials!



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