Monday, December 5, 2011

The Grinch Tee

I wanted something fun and cute for Gianna to wear for Christmas.

When I stumbled upon a Grinch tee, on pinterest, I was in love! 

Follow along and make your own!


Grinch Picture (I used this one):

Wonder Under; I sewed along my edges. If you don't
want to sew along your edges, get the heavy duty stuff!

T-shirt or Onesie
Fabric (Red & Green)
Permanent Marker
Felt (Yellow & Black & White)
Buttons (2 black)

1.) Print out your grinch picture onto normal printing paper.
Or you could be cool and use pink paper like me ;-)

2.) Trace (on the smooth side of the Wonder Under) the grinch's face,
then the grinch's hat and lastly the grinch's fur on the hat. You'll need
3 seperate pieces of Wonder Under for each of these

3.) Iron the Wonder Under that you traced your pictures onto, on the 
WRONG side of the fabric. Make sure on the face you leave extra room at the top,
and on the hat leave extra room on the bottom. These pieces will be on the 
bottom, while the fur of the hat with lay ontop of them. Make sense?
My grinch's face was on green, hat on red and fur on white flannel. 
All fabric was purchased from Joann's. 

4.) Once they are ironed on really well, cut each piece out. Make you sure cut
slowly and cleanly alone your pen lines. 
This image is showing, right side up, on my computer.
Why is blogger is it sideways?!
5.) Now you'll want to cut your eyes and eyebrows for the grinch. I just eyed it;
I didn't trace anything. Just keep looking from your picture to your felt
while cutting. These do not need to be ironed with Wonder Under. I used
liquid stitch to attach the extra pieces to the shirt. 

6.) Kind of play around with the placement of the eyes, eyebrows, etc. 
If you have a disappearing ink pen, that may help too with drawing his mouth
and nose, before using the permanent marker to draw it on. 

7.) Once you know the grinch looks just right, take a picture. You'll
want it to look back on when ironing the pieces on.

8.) Now carefully pull off the Wonder Under from the fabric. It should come
off easily and leave a super smooth surface on the back. If it doesn't come off easily,
try ironing it some more and then letting it cool.

9.) Now it's time to iron Mr. Grinch onto your shirt! Take your time!

10.) Once the hat, face and fur are ironed on you can stitch around it.
I did so, but you don't have to.

1l.) Now you'll use your liquid stitch to attach the eyes and eyebrows. 
Use hot glue on the buttons, then also stitch them on. You want to make
sure the buttons are really secure so your little one doesn't rip it off the shirt
and try to eat it! (Trust me, I learned from experience!)

Now you're shirt is done! It's actually must easier than it looks!
Plus, think of all the different characters you could use for future shirts!
The possibilities are endless!

I also added a paper bag style skirt to go with my Grinch tee!
Lemon Squeezy Home has a great tutorial on her blog!

Hopefully Gianna gets to feeling better and I can have
her model her new outfit for you! Hopefully pictures of 
that to come!

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