What we did have were two generic Cardinal T-shirts that had Albert Pujols name and number on therm. And since he left our team, J and I aren't very happy with him. But we don't need to go into that here.
I decided that I could reuse the Cardinal logo itself in a different way. I went and cut the logo off the shirt.
I also went and raided my stash of old t shirts just waiting for the next t-shirt quilt and found a nice quality white shirt that I wanted to make a heart out of. I traced the logo on a piece of paper and made sure it would be big enough, then cut it out.
I needed a plain red tshirt so I went to Kohls and found, in the boy section, a red plain t shirt with a pocket for $6. I borrowed my mom's seam ripper ( man I need one of those) and took off the pocket. You can see there was little outline but I knew the heart would cover that.
I was going to use this stuff called Wunder Under that is sold at fabric stores that my mom had but it was really old and wouldn't stick :( I used it for another project before and it works great when it's not old. At Michaels , I found Aleena's Peel and Stick Sheets. It says they are for fabric , they are permanent, and washable. Hey, let's take a chance. Since I'm still a sewing newbie, I don't mind using stuff like this until I get better at it.
I laid the heart and the Cardinal Logo out on the sheets of stick and made sure I had enough to cover it. The sheets are only 4.25x5 wide.
I put it on the shirt and it was time to add a little border. It looked so plain so I asked my mom about putting some kind of embroidery stitch around it and she showed me how to do a blanket stick around the edge of the heart. You start from underneath and go up and through the loop you just made. BUt remember to come up with your needle as close to the edge as you want your border to be. I didn't a few times and I had to redo it because it wasn't right on the edge. I hope the pictures below kinda show what I'm talking about.
|The going up part , right be the edge.|
|The going under/through the loop part|
|A close up of the stitch|
|All finished with the blanket stitch.|
After all of that I thought she still needed something else. Rhiannon over at Being (mom)me made these firecracker hair bows and I thought...perfect. I'll do a version for K. I had bought some red and white ribbon at the store just in case. I took a few strips and sewed them together adding a bow in the middle.
Now.... I was happy with everything and when I showed it to K, she ran and told daddy that mommy had made her a shirt for the baseball game. I'm glad she liked it. I'll post pictures soon of her wearing them.
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