Sunday, August 08, 2010

School Clothes - boy style

I have another child entering the public education system. This time a boy, and one who really could probably care less about designing his own clothes, like his sister. However, drawing his own designs (one from and Ed Emberly drawing book) and having his mom stitch them onto his new Tee's? Very interested.

Edit: to transfer his drawings I used a tracing wheel and transfer paper, available at every sewing store. And if you aren't sure what it is, just ask a worker. The paper transfers a light, chalky line. I also ironed on fusible interfacing on the underside of the shirt for support while I stitched. L reports this as a little itchy, so he'll be wearing undershirts with these shirts.

Edit 2: If I had it to redo, I would use the lightest interfacing available - I'm regretting the heavier weight that I used. And actually what I would do is first stitch on the design, then iron in interfacing to protect the stitching and knots.





19 comments:

Jessie said...

LOVE them, Pam! I bet he's so excited! He'll be telling his whole K class all about it!

Do your kids know how lucky they are?

Camille said...

Pam, those are so so cute! Amazing!

Maggie said...

really really cool! they look awesome. what stitch did you use?

pamela said...

maggie, i think it is called a split stitch....super simple.

Katie said...

Love them! My boys saw them when I was looking at your blog and are now wanting me to do the same thing. Did you trace them on somehow first, because they look exactly like his pictures.

Kelsi said...

That is such a cute idea. They turned out adorable!

MTDA said...

So cool, Pam. I will log this away, for the Mrs. to help me do for our kids some day.

suzy said...

My kids will never be so lucky--you are way to talented for me to keep up with. Your kids are very lucky and blessed to have you as a mom!

Jami Nato said...

this is the cutest...i will have to try it out soon!

jodi said...

the best part is nobody else will have the same thing.

Crafty Mama said...

Oh oh oh! This is fabulous! I can't wait for Jack's drawing skills to improve. Or maybe it would still look cool with scribbles? The clothes you made a year ago with your daughter was one of my favorite posts ever!

LeeAnne said...

Pam: These are fantastic! So fun. :o)

Mindy said...

Love them too!

HooverBirds said...

those are amazing! ican't believe you. there were no crafty genes left after mom had you.

j.d. said...

i'll take one of each. size L.

Abbigail said...

Great stitching and great drawings. L has a wonderful imagination and lines.
I especially like the fish!

Christina said...

This is a great idea. Always looking for good boy clothes ideas...

lisa said...

Great stuff Pam! Did you make some for Milli this year too?

megadog said...

That's really cute! I like the t-shirts too. He is a good little artist himself!