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:

Janine Marie said...

Wow! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

More Than "Just Mom" said...

so cute! love it!

Jen said...

This is super cute Cheri!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

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

ellie g said...

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!

Jen said...

Clever girl! Love it!

Jennifer said...

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

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

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!

Larissa said...

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.

Leca said...

love it! i can totally do messy!

Robin said...

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

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

Tasha said...

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!)

Anonymous said...

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

Becky said...

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

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

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

XOX
Jen

Ólöf said...

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

Kami @ Everyday Heaven said...

What a great t-shirt! Great job.

Patricia said...

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!

Sew Much Ado said...

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

Thanks for linking up to We Did It! Wednesday!

Kelley said...

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

have a great weekend.

Sachiko said...

Very cute and creative! Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie Cameron said...

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!!

SarahJarnagin said...

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

HILLARY said...

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

Gina Marie said...

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

kelly said...

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

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