Hi! Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl here!! I have been loving the book, Never Been Stitched (and so has my 14-year old daughter….she’s upstairs
making a family of octopus out of jersey knit and Styrofoam balls!)
My shirt was a men’s XL, and it made a perfect girl’s size 8 skirt.
Of course it would be easy to size it down, but there was not much extra if you are looking to make a larger skirt – I would buy a larger shirt The only sewing is the top where the elastic casing is. The pattern said to purchase a shirt with a straight hem, no curves. It’s hard to find a shirt that doesn’t curve on the bottom, I cut off the curves and sewed a straight hem in the bottom – Therm O Web Hem tape would work fabulous too!!
Roughly cut around the whale and the heart. Iron it to the wrong side of the extra shirt material (sleeve). I made the heart out of a scrap of navy blue dot fabric. Cut both images on the pattern line and peel off the backing. Place as desired on the shirt and press into place, heat-setting the adhesive. Sew an outline stitch around the appliqué pieces and hand sew a button eye onto the whale. The whole project took less than an hour!
We’d like to give you a chance to make some of the fun projects found in the Never Been Stitched book by Amanda Carestio!
We’ll also include some of our “no sew” products you’ll absolutely LOVE from our HeatnBond® line! Including our NEW HeatnBond® EZ Print Sheets! Simply click below to get yourself entered to WIN!