We are leaving for Disneyland tomorrow and I'm not feeling too stressed out yet (amazingly!).
I took a break from packing this afternoon to spend some of my precious alone time making the kids Disneyland shirts.
It's not even 45 minutes into naptime and I've had time to eat AND finish two appliqued Mickey shirts.
They are that easy!
- Heat 'n Bond Lite (you can also use Pellon brand, but I hate, HATE Pellon. In my opinion, it is not easy to work with). Heat 'n Bond comes on a bolt (usually around the cutting counter at a place like Joann's) or in a package (at Walmart on the aisle with the elastic).
- Scraps of fabric
- Pre-washed shirt or onesie
- The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake template (because I'm too lazy and unartistic to draw my own mouse ears) only print pages 3-4.
- Print out the Mickey Mouse template from the link above. Print it at 100% if you are using a onesie and at 110% for a shirt that is 2T+ (I like the image to fill up more of the shirt)
- Cut the Mickey Mouse head off of the rest of the clubhouse. There won't be a line to follow along the "neck", but just follow the general circle shape.
- Pin the head template to the Heat 'n Bond and cut out.
- Iron the Heat 'n Bond shape to the back of your fabric-do not use steam!!
- Cut out the shape from the fabric-it should be two layers, the fabric and the Heat 'n Bond.
- Peel off the paper backing, position the shape on your shirt, and iron to your shirt (again, do not use steam). It is not repositionable, so be careful where you are ironing.
- Using a zig zag stitch, stitch the mouse ears to your shirt by sewing all the way around your shape, keeping the stitches on the fabric that you ironed on, rather than the t-shirt. Be careful that you do not catch the back of the t-shirt when you are sewing.
- Other embellishments: I tied a (terrible) bow and hand sewed it to make Storey's mouse ears look a little more Minnie, and appliqued Jakson's with his initial in the Waltograph font (I used 250 pt. size--to applique the letter, follow the steps above).