Thursday, August 9, 2012

Appliqued Tie Shirts

Yeah, yeah.  I know.  These have been done.  Over and over.
But I thought I'd share anyways.  
My daughter is having a birthday at the end of this month.  Fancy Nancy.  And that makes it a bit of a challenge for the boys that will be present.  So, I decided to create something a little 'fancy' for the boys so they aren't left out.  After all, boys can look fancy too!

To make one, you'll need: 
Tie template (I used this one, but ended up sketching out a new one since it's for older boys.  If you are making it for an toddler or older, use this template and resize it to your liking.)
Heat n Bond
T-shirt (if new, prewash your shirt)
Scrap fabric pieces
Fabric marker (or any marker will do, really)

After printing and cutting out your tie image, trace it onto your fabric and heat n bond paper.

Press your fabric so you don't have wrinkles/lines in your tie (like mine shown).

Using the directions on your heat n bond, press the paper onto the back of your fabric tie pieces.

Peel your backing and center onto your shirt and press again with your iron (as directed).

Let it cool then sew around the edge of your tie with coordinating thread.

And you're done.  So simple and pretty snazzy.

I hope the boys enjoy being little 'gentlemen' at the party!

Even if yours isn't for a party, they're cute for any day!

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cathywhatisoldisnew said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so cute-even though boys don't like that word lol!

Printabelle said... Best Blogger Tips

This is actually the first time I've seen this idea, it's really cute! And alot easier to wear than a button down shirt. Thanks for linking!

Foy Update said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking to our first Eat Make Grow Blog Hop! Your applique tie shirts are so cute. And the look very easy. I would even wear one myself. :)

We are already on to Blog Hop #2. I hope you'll come and link to that one as well. Feel free to link to any older posts if you think they are timely and pertinent.

- Foy

Tito Eric said... Best Blogger Tips

So cool!

Cheers ... visiting from Show & Tell Friday!

Tito Eric

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

No matter how often we see these on blogs, they're always cute and I always go check them out! :) Love it

Cate said... Best Blogger Tips

They really are so cute!! I love how they can dress any old shirt up!!

Stacia Liechty said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! I just had my 2nd boy, I think its high time I make some of these! I'm here from The Grant Life, and just became your newest follower! I'd love it if you stopped by my brand new blog and took a look around. If you like what you see, follow me too!
hope you're having a great weekend!

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

These are FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for showing the pictures of how you applied the heat bond.. I have some here and wasn't quite sure how to go about using it!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! Can't wait to see what a Fancy Nancy party looks like. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea for the boys Vixen!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Printabelle said... Best Blogger Tips

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Candy and Cake said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute idea for boys! said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this, such a great idea!

Tutus & Tea Parties said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!

Reecea Henderson said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute tie applique! Thanks for sharing. Saw your post on Petite Hermine Sunday Linky Party.

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute!! We are just getting into Fancy Nancy at my house. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Alderberry Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for linking up to Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later today!