A Quick Customisation

My friends know that I do not enjoy alterations and avoid them at all costs. However, when it comes to adding a little something extra to a standard tee then I am happy to settle down for half an hour and see what I can produce. This alteration started with a Navy & White striped tee from Sainsbury’s. When I tried it on it was far too long so a quick whizz around the hem with the overlocker and then a double row of straight stitching soon sorted that out! What to do next? I recently purchased a Hearts die for my Sissix Big Shot and decided to cut a few shapes. I pressed Heat ‘n Bond to the reverse of a scrap of dark Cerise Pink cotton and cut theĀ hearts which are in 3 different sizes. They were applied to the tee using a machine “blanket” stitch. Having rooted through my stash of buttons I came across some fabric buttons which were previously around the neckline of a top. I thought those will do….. here is the finished tee.

heart sailor tee

I am very pleased with the result, an ordinary tee shirt promoted to the extraordinary!