Monday, June 27, 2011

Monogrammed Flag Tees

If you have been reading my blog for long, you already know that I have a love of homemade holiday shirts. Check out the evidence here, here, here, here, and here:) The 4th of July is actually one of my favorite holidays to make shirts for because after the 4th the shirts can still be worn without looking silly {like you would if you wore a Christmas shirt in the middle of March}! Last year my boys had cute {but sort of plain} gingham flag shirts, so this year I decided to make their shirts a little more interesting!
I started by using my Silhouette to cut out the first letter of each kiddos name in a wide letter as similar to the shape of the US flag as I could.
I picked up 1/4 yard of red striped fabric and 1/4 yard of solid blue fabric at the store {this was more than enough for me to make 3 kids' shirts}. I used the outline of the letter that I cut out with my Silhouette to help me line up the fabrics to look like a flag. The red and white striped should cover most of the letter and the solid blue should be in the top left corner of the letter.
You could simply cut out your letter by hand using the outline as a guide, but I decided to try out the fabric interfacing that I bought when I got my Silhouette. I ironed on the interfacing according to the directions, lined my material up on my cutting mat using my paper letter as a guide, and then I let my Silhouette do the work of cutting out the letter. Can I just say the fact that this machine can easily cut fabric makes it work it's weight in gold to me:)
Now that the hard part is over, the last step in making your monogrammed flag tees is to iron on your letter and then sew it in place. If you don't sew, you could easily buy the heavy duty iron on and skip the sewing step altogether.
Two of my models are going to VBS this week, so my littlest photography assistant helped me out with my photo shoot:)

Do you show your patriotism by wearing a red, white, and blue on the 4th of July?
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30 comments:

blueviolet said...

Those are really neat! You did a great job on them!

Dee said...

Oh my! Those are so cute!

Joanna said...

Those are really cute! I have got to get a sewing machine!!! That is on my Christmas list this year! :)

CM said...

Wow, amazing! You could sell those! That's it, you need an Etsy site!!! :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

Don't know how you find the time. Those are adorable. I so wish I could sew. I would totally copy those. :) Aren't you glad I am not talented in that area? LOL

Miyuki@With These Hands said...

I never thought about making shirts for 4th of July, we always purchased matching shirts. Its too late for me to do it this year since I've already purchased ours but next year for sure I'm going to make our matching shirts!! Thanks for the great idea!!

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

These are great!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love those!
We do wear patriotic colors on the 4th, but all store bought! ;)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

adorable!!!
You could sell them (especially to someone like me - who can't sew)!!!

The kids have cute 4th clothes that they will wear to our bbq.

Carrie said...

Love love love these!!! How cute! I love that pic with Eli! You are too creative! :-)

Miller Racing Family said...

I always love your shirt creations. I was going to make shirts this year, but my mom got each of us a new Old Navy flag shirt for our fourth of July parade. I love the little model.
Blessings!

Darcie said...

...and here, and here, and here. ;-) Those are super cute, and I like how you photographed them. Your talent abounds.

laxsupermom said...

These are so cute! We usually wear red, white, and blue for the 4th and deck out the boat for the boat parade around the bay. Love your monogrammed tees! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Oh Em Gee, I love these tees. I'll take one in a Boys 5 with a D on it, and another Girls size 4T with a D on it ;)

Actually, maybe I'll head to the craft store and let the kids make their own patriotic shirt for 4th of July. Thanks for the idea :D

elizabeth said...

Those are darling! Well done!

Lorie said...

Love Love LOVE! (I am still waiting for a flag waffle though! ;D

carissa said...

so patriotically cute!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love love love!! Those are adorable, Kelli!! I always have the girls in red, white, and blue. :)

David Allred said...
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Allred's said...

oh I love these, and you made them seem so simple to make. Thank you for sharing!

Nichol said...

Oh how adorable are these shirts, so cute Kelli!

Candi said...

I am way too jealous of your craftiness. Which would you recommend getting 1st. A Cricut or a Silhouette?

Kmama said...

You must be the stars everywhere you go as a family. SO CUTE!

btanders said...

These are great! What a creative idea for the 4th. I am pinning this so I remember to make some for my kids!

Foursons said...

Cute shirts! And I'm jealous of your healthy, green grass.

Paula said...

Love these! We definitely wear red, white, and blue for the 4th! I also enjoy decorating for the 4th both inside and outside.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Those are so great!

Chris said...

Ok. I'm in love with this project. So many 4th t-shirts are too cutesy for me, and these are perfect! I'm saving this tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Country Dreaming said...

Hello--
Popped over from just A Girl. thes are way too cute I might need to fire one up for ME!

Very cute!

Melinda

Meg said...

Freakin' beautiful! What a great idea!

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