I got this baby at Old Navy a few weeks ago (are you loving the gray and yellow trend as much as I am right now??) and I just knew that it couldn't be hard to re-create!
What you'll need:
- matching fabric
- heat and bond (optional)
- sewing machine/accessories
I started out by tracing my heart on to my fabric and cutting it out.
Then I traced it on to some heat and bond and ironed it on. I just did heat and bond to give it a little added security on the shirt, but you would be just fine to skip this step. Either way, you're going to be sewing it down!
Next, I traced the middle part of the heart on to the paper backing of the heat and bond.
Cut it out.
Then it was time to cut out a heart of lace.
This is what we have so far. It's okay if your heart and lace aren't cut out exactly the same size. I like the way it looks with it being kind of 'off' instead of totally proportional and perfect. Fun and funky!
Then I distressed the edges a little bit and made a couple of holes in the heart to give it some character. Washing it will also help with the distressing.
Lay your lace and fabric on the shirt where you want them and iron them down (if you did the heat and bond). The heat and bond catches the lace, which is kind of nice.
Then stitch around the heart - a fun color of thread that will pop is fun - and you are done!
Here's another shirt I made for my other daughter.
All that's left to do is put it on one of the cutest girls you can find and have a little photo shoot!