I’ve mentioned before that living in this small town is the equivalent of shopping pergatory! There’s no where to shop but walmart and online! Being a curvy girl my options are even more limited… so when I see something I like, I put on my DIY hat and make it happen! Such is the case with this DIY Home State Tee!
A couple of moths ago I had seen a “home state” t-shirt that had a floral screen print and I LOVED it, but it didn’t come in my size *insert sad face* So I filed that idea away for a future date. I stumbled across the PERFECT fabric to use for this project when I was at a quilting retreat a few weeks ago. That brought this idea back to the front of my project list and last weekend I made my dream DIY Home State Tee a reality!
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Want to make your own DIY Home State Tee?? Here’s what you need:
Step #1 Following the directions of the Heat-n-Bond, apply webbing to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out your state template (I just snagged a Texas outline online). Trace BACKWARDS on top of the Heat-n-Bond transfer paper.Then cut out the state shape with sharp scissors.
Step #2 Place the state on your ironed shirt and use a ruler to ensure that its located in the center of the tee. If you’re not sure how high up the state should go, hold the tee against you and move the state shape around until you’re satisfied with the positioning. Once you’ve found the correct placement, carefully remove the backing. Iron onto the shirt.
Step #3 Using a straight stitch, carefully sew around the edges of your state, securing it permanently to the tee shirt. Once done, pull the threads to the wrong side, tie a knot as close to the bottom as possible and then trim the threads, leaving a 1/2 tail. This is to ensure that the stitching doesn’t come undone.
All you need to create your own DIY Home State Tee is some basic sewing skills and a few supplies! This project can be finished in just 15 to 20 minutes!