|This is what we started with, a $1 shirt from Dollar Tree. I was hoping to find|
a red shirt, but this is what they had, and since I didn't want to spend $4 on
this project, I took what I could find :)
|After raiding the fabric stash, we chose this white fabric, blue with stars, and|
a red with stars (not pictured). My kid and I decided we wanted to make an
American Flag shirt for the holiday.
|We used acrylic paint because it dries fast, doesn't wash|
out of fabric after it has dried, and is easy to use. Also,
it's what I had. Make sure you let the paint dry well before
playing with your fabric or sewing.
|After trying a few configurations, we chose this one and pinned the fabric|
in place. (I didn't wait for the paint to dry, and some of the red bled through
the blue fabric.)
|I put a fancy silver thread in my sewing machine (I left regular thread in the b|
bobbin), and went to town, sewing curlicues and loops, finally going around
all the edges for a quilted look.
|He likes the shirt (but not as much as that doughnut).|
|Happy Independence Day! And try not to be blinded by|
my shiny white legs, lol. You'll need your eyes for watching