March 23, 2010

Robot Rex

So, he suckered me into making him another t-shirt.  What can I say?  He's quite persuasive.  He's also been on a robot kick, so here's "Robot Rex."


This one was fairly simple.  Here's the process:

1) Blank tee.  Draw your robot and create a freezer paper stencil.  A robot is pretty easy to draw - just rectangles.  I think it looks even cuter when it's uneven, so don't sweat it!  I left out the legs and arms because I wanted to do them out of a different fabric to add a bit more color.


2) Paint your tee.


3) I cut out the arms and legs using pinking shears.  That way they had that bungy-robot look.  You know, like Inspector Gadget?  (Go, go gadget arms!!!  Yes, I'm dating myself here, but I think you know what I'm talking about.)  Anyhow, I used "heat 'n bond" to attach them to the fabric.


4) I took orange floss and stitched lines to the arms and legs.  I sewed on washers for the eyes.


This one was a big hit.  Usually he doesn't even want to get dressed.  He prefers pajamas, but he was begging me to let him wear this first thing this morning.  One point - Mom!


Wait!  Before you run off let me tell you something.....


You might have noticed the new tabs above.  One says "YOU Roared!"  This tab will give you the link to the new flickr group I just created.  The group is for you to share projects you've made that were inspired by this blog.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share!  I am so excited to see what you've done and it's fun to share ideas.  Okay, now you can go.  Go take some pics and upload them, okay?  Thanks!!!

Thanks for dropping in, too!  Have a great day!

24 comments:

Unknown said...

Adorable!!!! I love the bungy arms and legs.

seven thirty three said...

I have got to get some blank t-shirts for my kiddos. I love all of your ideas and they are giving me food for thought. ;)

Kim

Rebekah said...

My 4 year old loves robots!! I have to try this.

april said...

love love love this shirt! and i am of the "go go gadget arms" era too!

Sheila said...

I LOVE this shirt - it is ADORABLE!

Jill said...

I love the shirt! My boys would love it. I have a question about the jeans: Did you patch them yourself? They are cute.

Katie Olthoff said...

So cute! I really need to try this! What kind of paint do you use?

Unknown said...

Yes, I saw this shirt on this little fella and yes it is cute. Of course the under shirts with long sleeves make it look even better and then add those cute jeans and that adorable little face with hat and you have the sweetest guy ever.

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Ummm yeah, you're amazing! Love it as usual!

Cami said...

You make me want to go t-shirt making crazy! Adorable!
Cami

The Creative House said...

I LOVE THIS! I'm so making this and will post it to your Flickr group.

Shona Cole said...

I so love that you are doing boy crafts. I have 3 girls that overwhelm my 2 boys and I make everything pink it seems. I am feeling boy inspired. thank you

shona cole

Anonymous said...

Another lovely tee shirt. I don't know if we can get freezer paper here in Belgium. I shall have to search it out!

Chacoy said...

too cute;}
thanks for sharing the tute!

Abigail said...

That is incredibly cute! Now I know what my friend's little boy is getting for his birthday...

Amanda said...

This is absolutely darling!! LOVE IT!

Meg said...

This project is adorable. I can't wait to dive in and make this for my son for his first year in school. Great job with the tutorial :)

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Oh dear..I just have to comment on every single post I read! haha.....
this shirt is so cute! And my little man just got the same green hat yesterday and hasn't taken it off since. Literally. He tried wearing it for his nap today :)

Anna said...

He looked stinking cute when we had the pleasure of seeing him in it Wednesday! I love the design. This might be the kicker that gets me to try my hand at it!

goatfriend said...

I love this t-shirt. Since I've been going to a gym, I'll be making one for myself. I'll do a robot but she'll be lifting larger squares for weight, with a bow on her head.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

This is so rad! I was just saying to my friend that I want to make a robot tee and she tells me about your robot tee. Love the washer eyes!

Maggie Muggins said...

Loved it so much. I made one for my son and posted it in the flickr group! I also blogged about it.

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

I just found your blog and I am in love! I have a little boy and you have given me some great ideas I cant wait to try out, your little guys are so cute! I look forward to reading more of your blog!

mama k said...

I LOVE this! I have a thing for robot stuff. :)
So happy to have found your blog. I have two little boys and it's great to find some crafy inspiration for BOY clothing.

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