Monday, June 29, 2009

Patriotic T-Shirts

The other night I was surfing the 'net for fun crafts to do with my kids this summer. The Fourth of July is upon us, so I focused on patriotic crafts. I love doing festive t-shirts like these tie-dyed pumpkin shirts from last Halloween:
So I thought these would be fun. We only needed to buy the blue t-shirts because the red and white striped one was one we already had and it had a hole in it was re-purposed!

First we traced the star pattern with fabric chalk onto our shirts. The girls chose where they wanted it positioned. Madison chose to put it right over her heart....awwww.

Then cut it out....

And pin a swatch of the red fabric to the inside:
Next, sew around the star with white thread. I got fancy and used a star stitch setting on my machine, but you could easily sew this by hand using a running stitch.

And VOILA! Two very adorable, patriotic t-shirts for two adorable little girls!

Both the Halloween and Patriotic shirt ideas came from Family Fun Magazine.

Linking to:

Blue Cricket Design

SYS Thurs


  1. Super cute....can't wait to see them with sparklers lit running around the yard!!!!

  2. They are just adorable! I love that you let the girls choose where they wanted their star.

  3. Wow, you are getting me so excited for the 4th of July! Fun project!


  4. That is very cute! Thanks for sharing!


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