Puppy Love Tee

I just couldn’t help myself- I had to make this little girly a shirt for Valentine’s Day.
Since she loves puppies I came up with the Puppy Love Tee

Puppy Shirt Tutorial

Yup little miss sassy pants this one was all for you:)
Seriously this girl would not stick her tongue in her mouth for anything! Sheesh…
And I think we’ll go on loving this one even after Valentine’s Day so she can get lots of use out of it.
Recognize that cute little skirt? Tutorial here (seems this girl’s waist size never changes- she only grows up!)
Anyway I just love these 2 sweet little puppies surrounded by a ric rac heart
Oh and on the side I added a bit of character with nice bow.
I made my shirt from scratch but you could definitely start with one from the store to make it even easier.
Let’s get started!
  • Tee (any size will do)
  • Fabric for embellishing
  • Bias Tape (or make your own)
  • Double sided fusible interfacing
  • Ric Rac
Little miss only has 1 white shirt and I wasn’t about to sacrifice it so I used an old white adult tee from my scrap pile
***You may want to embellish before you sew up your side seams (step 4). It makes things a bit easier to fit in the machine***
1. Fold the tee in half and fold a tee that fits in half as well. Line up the neckline and cut around leaving a seam allowance on each side. You want to line up the neck (instead of the shoulders) and then you can take the shoulders in later if you need to.
2. Cut out your sleeves- I used the bottom edge of my tee for the bottom of the sleeve so I could skip hemming
3. With right sides together sew up the sleeve inseam
4. And then sew up your shirt side seams and take in the shoulders if you need to
5. Insert sleeves and you’re ready to go!
To add a cute little side detail just make a slit in your side seam about 2″ long. Add a length of bias tape
And then add bias tape around the entire bottom leaving a nice long tail on each side to tie your bow
Add a piece of interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric and draw out 2 puppies (or kitties, birds, etc.). Cut them out and then peel off the backing and iron on to your tee
Applique to your tee. You should use a zig-zag stitch, but I decided to just stitch around the perimeter and be ok with it fraying a bit. I’ll just pretend it was intentional:)
To add my heart I glued it in place with a glue stick and then sewed right down the middle. I’m sure there’s a more correct way to do it, but it worked for me:) Make sure you tuck in your ends well and apply fray check

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