I'm still chugging along on this 1 hour a day sewing challenge! It's getting slightly tiring, mostly because my projects take me longer than an hour to complete! I am LOVING cheering everyone on in the elsie marley flickr group though! It is SO much fun to watch what everyone is coming up with! Very inspiring, too!
Tuesday is the day I work, so I didn't get too much time until the end of the day and only got half my project complete in the hour before I went to bed, so I have no pictures of that for you! Then, this morning I finished up with another hour of sewing and got this Monster Tee done! Yippeee!
Boden item. Seeing a trend here?
machine applique tutorial that I did. Behind that cute happy monster is one ugly birthday dog!
Baby Legs! Now you should have your arms to your shirt!
For the applique, I looked at the Boden picture and freehanded it onto a piece of paper, then traced it onto the back of the wonder under. I followed the directions like it said on the paper to use it. I had to make the horns separately and tail spikes. I used jersey material for everything (old t-shirts), so that nothing would fray when washed. I used felt for the whites of the eyes, and cut out little dots from a small piece of rograine ribbon, which I hand stitched to the shirt. I zig zag stitched the mouth, over the white felt teeth. Once I transferred the body to the shirt, I went around it with a wider top-stitch right around the entire edge of the monster.
I definitely messed up a lot when top stitching down, but I kind of like him that way! I also still had my thick needle in from sewing the moccasins and once I switched to the "light/jersey" material needle, it was heaven, so see, changing out needles totally helps!
I know you think he's adorable, too, go on ahead and tell me how adorable he is....Haha!