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My little 10 month old LOVES Elmo! We actually are going to be having his first birthday be an Elmo theme. I have been wanting to make something Elmo for him for awhile and I had this plain white t-shirt that just really needed something. I have seen these Tie T-shirts all over the place and thought what cuter than making an Elmo Tie :)
Plain White T-shirt
What is Heat-N-Bond?? Ashley over at Make-it-loveit has an awesome Sewing Tips tutorial all about it found( HERE)
A SMALL AMOUNT OF:
On the paper side of your Heat-N-Bond draw a tie shape.
Place your heat-n-bond paper on top of the wrong side of your tie fabric and press with a hot iron.
Specific Directions are on the Heat-N-Bond package.
Following your drawn line, cut out your tie shape.
Once you peel off the paper, the back side of your tie fabric should have a glue backing
Place your tie fabric glue side down on top of your shirt and press with your hot iron.
This will permanently "glue" your tie piece to the t-shirt.
Using the same process as above, cut out two white eyes, two black pupils, one orange
nose, and one black smile.
Using your hot iron, press these pieces down on top of your tie.
Turn your shirt inside out and place a piece of interfacing where your tie is.
( This step is optional, but it does make it a little easier when you zig- zag around the edges)
Turn your shirt right side out again and zig zag around all your edges. ( This step is optional too, but I highly recommend it, since it will be on a "baby's" shirt and will be going through the wash multiple times.
( Zig Zagging around the edges will keep the fabric from fraying)
This is what the back of the tie looks like once zig zagged
My little man LOVES it! It brought a smile to his face and that makes it all worth it!!