July 07, 2010

Billabong-inspired Tee

Today we are making this Billabong-inspired tee and it's pretty easy to do.


I took this $2 Wal-mart tee and some scraps from a shirt my husband got rid of.


I drew this design.  If you want to make the shirt just save this as a jpeg and print it off as big or small as you want it.


Next I drew this pattern onto a sheet of heat 'n bond.  Then I ironed that sheet to my fabric.


I cut out the fabric a little bigger than the square so that I'd have some fraying around the edges of the square.  I cut out the waves and then ironed them on.


You could stop here, but I wanted a more messy look, so I stitched around the fabric three times with orange and blue thread.  For those of you who say you can't sew a straight line, this is the perfect project for you.  It looks great messy and you can switch between straight lines and zig-zags.  I also added a random strip of twill tape and stitched some waves on to it.


That's all.  This one is going to the Cure JM auction as well.  Click HERE to learn more about JM and send me an e-mail if you'd like to send something.  Thanks for stopping in.

26 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is super cute Cheri!

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  3. This looks great! I love the messy stitching around the edges.

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  4. That is SO FREAKIN' CUTE! Or cool. Or whatever I should say for a boy shirt. I think I'd love to do this or a variation of it for some school shirts. Unfortunately, I think that time is coming before I even know it. But this would be totally snazzy for that between summer and fall time. Love it!

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  5. Clever girl! Love it!

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  6. this is way cute! and since i don't have to sew straight i might be able to wing it. ;)
    can't wait to give it a try...

    jen@eighteen25

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  7. You are so clever with the boy t-shirts!!!! Makes me want to have a little boy again... did I say that, naahhhh I wouldn't got that far, my youngest is 19 but I am keeping this idea in my head for grandboys! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. super cute. I love that you can make homemade shirts not look homemade.

    I also love the chalk drawing in the background with the picture...it makes the whole thing that much cuter.

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  9. love it! i can totally do messy!

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  10. Love this. you really should link up to my Upcycling linky party.

    http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com/2010/07/upcycled-awesome-4_07.html

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  11. love love love it. I seriously need to go out and buy lots and lots of plain t-shirts for my boys and make a few creations of my own. Love yours. (as always!)

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  12. That is adorable!! You have the most amazing craft ideas on here, I don't know how you have time for it all!!

    p.s. I have having a giveaway: http://ladybug-blessings.com/?p=373

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  13. I love this shirt..and everything else you make. I've been a follower for a while! I started a new link party today and would love it if you linked up. Thanks

    http://beckywaldrop.blogspot.com/2010/07/knock-it-off.html

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  14. Very very cute! I love that headband you made too. So fun!

    XOX
    Jen

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  15. Really need to find shirts for my 2 year old that I could use. You are so inspiring.

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  16. What a great t-shirt! Great job.

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  17. I love this shirt! I'm gonna have to make one for my Wee One as his proud papa is a surfer (alas one who is landlocked in the city). It will be perfect for our trip back to the ocean to see my sisters who still live there (and to introduce my Wee One to the ocean). Thanks for sharing!

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  18. How cute! Thanks for sharing about the auction, I'm off to check it out...

    Thanks for linking up to We Did It! Wednesday!

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  19. That is cute.... I really with have to take a look at trying this.

    have a great weekend.

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  20. Very cute and creative! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. This is going on my to do list! Very rare to find a sewing project for boys that I would want my boy to wear!!

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  22. I love this! A great idea for little boys. Thanks for sharing your pattern too!

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  23. Just wanted to say I love your blog and gave you an award.
    Check it out.
    http://thisismydepartment.blogspot.com/2010/07/award-for-me-sniff.html
    Hillary

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  24. Thank you for your fantastic "Boy" tutorials! I always see such cute crafts for girls and never any for boys. And then I found you!!! Thank you!!! I copied this in a onesie version and I linked you on my blog.

    http://twolittlechickadees.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-mail.html

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  25. new reader here to your blog. LOVE your stuff! super cool. thanks. :)

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