My family isn’t “big” on Halloween, especially the gory, scary side of it, but we do enjoy the ”cuter” side of it. I decided to make my “not so little” man a fun shirt for the season. I gave him three options. I asked ” Do you want a ghost, spider, or a bat ” and he loudly said “SPIDER!” so that’s what I made!
You may remember the Little Man Elmo Shirt I made for him back when he was really little…my my he looks so different. ( The Elmo shirt was made back before my name change from Pincushion Creations to Made to be a Momma)
This spider shirt was made using the same exact steps as this little Elmo shirt, so feel free to click on over or stay here and see how I made it.
black and white fabric
Heat N’ Bond Adhesive
First, you will want to iron on some interfacing to the back of the shirt. You can use a lightweight interfacing or tear away interfacing.
Using the paper side of your heat and bond, draw the necessary shapes for your shirt. For the spider, you will need a body, two eyes, two pupils and a smile. Lay paper shiny side down on the wrong side of your fabric and press with hot iron. Cut out your shapes.
Remove the paper backing and you will be left with a glue backing.
( For specific instructions, follow the packaging of your Heat N’ Bond)
Cut your ribbon pieces into your desired length and place on shirt where desired. Place the spiders black body on top and press with a hot iron.
Using either a zig zag stitch or a regular stitch, sew around all edges of fabric and ribbon to secure in place. Normally, I would use a zig zag stitch if this was a shirt he would be wearing a lot, but this shirt is more for the Halloween season, so I figured he wouldn’t be wearing it a whole lot. Kids grow so fast too right?! One week something fits and it seems like just a few weeks go by and it’s too small already!
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