For the full scoop on what this is all about, visit this post from Monday. I am truly excited about this venture!
For those just tuning in, this week’s LLST feature was on snap setting tools and how to use them to add a professional touch to your sewing projects. Head over to that post for the full details on how these tools work. Snaps like these are obviously great for closures on garments, bibs, and the like, but as the project I’m sharing today proves, they can also be used in creative ways to bring versatility and fun to an otherwise plain-Jane t-shirt!
My 3-year-old daughter is a clothes horse, and considering that my mom and I are constantly making her new duds, it’s a good thing. Given the choice, I think she would change clothes as many times a day as there were outfits at her disposal. (Yes, I do a boatload of laundry around here!) As I was playing around with my snap setter the other day, I had a sudden epiphany: why not use snaps to make interchangeable embellishments for her t-shirts to enable her to exert her fashion independence without having to try on a closet’s worth of outfits? I could make various sets of flowers, for instance, that could snap onto the same t-shirt, thus allowing one tee to match a number of different outfits. Talk about a Eureka moment!
For this project you will need…
Stem and Leaf Templates
Stacked Fabric Flower Templates
A Plain T-Shirt
Green Iron-On Vinyl
Snaps and Snap Setting Tool
2 Contrasting Main Fabrics (I used corduroy, but any number of fabric types would work for this)
Basic Sewing Supplies: Machine, Scissors, Etc.
As I mentioned earlier, the true beauty of this project is that it allows you to maximize the usefulness of one shirt by enabling it to match a number of different outfits. I am so excited to make another set of flowers like this one to expand our number of wardrobe options!