I can’t decide if being the fourth child is an advantage or not. On the one hand, she’s got way more toys and clothes at her disposal than if she’d been first. But they’re mostly hand-me-downs and few things she gets are brand-new. I think maybe that’s why I feel the need to make things every once in a while that are just for her.
So even though she’s going to outgrow this before I finish writing, I made her an embroidered bird shirt.
I started with a plain shirt from H&M, though you can get one anywhere. Some craft stores like Michael’s even stock plain onesies as well.
I put the fabric (wrong-side up) on the shirt and sort of outlined how big I wanted the bird to be, then drew it in that space.
After cutting out the bird, I cut a smaller amount of fusible interfacing (you can find it in the sewing section at craft stores). The interfacing doesn’t have to be exactly bird-shaped, as long as it’s smaller than your fabric. I ironed it on to the wrong side of the fabric (instructions are on the packaging.)
I cut out a wing and put a small piece of interfacing on that, too. Then I sewed the wing to the bird with two strands of embroidery floss.
I sewed the bird to the shirt, added a button eye and embroidered his beak, feet and a branch for him to stand on.
Voila! I’m going to handwash and dry it flat, because I’m afraid the stitches might pull at the t-shirt material and make holes or bunch up.
But now Peanut has a shirt she can call her very own.
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This is Day 27 of 31 Days of Baby Stuff. Click here to read the rest of the series.
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