Argyle Shirt Tutorial

Turn those boring plain onesie’s into a cute argyle outfit! I found this great tutorial to share. It looks simple, you could easily do this while watching your favorite TV show.

 

 

Supplies:
-A plain t shirt or onesie
-scrap fabric (I used a piece of an old t shirt)
-Embroidery floss
-Sewing needle and sewing machine

Step 1:
Cut a diamond shape out of a piece of scrap card stock to use as your pattern.
Mine was around 3 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide.

Step 2:
Trace 4 diamonds onto your piece of scrap fabric and cut out.

*I used an old t shirt scrap to make my diamonds so they wouldn’t fray when washed.

Step 3:
Pin the diamonds, side by side, along the front of your shirt.

Step 4:
Sew in place.

*If I did this over again I would use Steam a Seam to attach the
diamonds to the shirt first and then sew over them to secure. The extra step
would prevent them from curling and moving and make them much easier to sew.

Step 5:
Using your diamond pattern, trace 3 diamonds (in between the
fabric diamonds) side by side with a water soluble pen.

Step 6:
Pick out a fun color embroidery floss to thread it through your sewing needle and stitch over the pattern you just drew.

Remove the pen pattern with some water and Tada!

Try it on your little boy (or girl) and “Oooo” and “Ahhh” about how cute they are!

tutorial and images via Lu Bird Baby

 

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