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Dinosaur Applique T-shirt

I’m on a roll!  I’ve just tried a little dinosaur t-shirt and it’s sweet. I did the exactly the same as the tractor t-shirt but instead cut out a raaa dinosaur.

I decided to go for a stegosauras for the first attempt. Good shape and nice detail with the scales (is that what they’re called?!)

Challenge: Easy to moderate depending on confidence with a sewing machine

Time: 1 hr

Equipment:
→ T-shirt
→ Felt in two contrasting colours
→ Dinosaur drawing
→ Thread the colour of your felt
→ Paper
→ Scissors
→ Pencil
→ Tiny bead for eye

Here are some photo instructions:

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1. Draw out dinosaur design. See my pinterest Applique Board and Dinosaur Board for ideas.

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2. Cut out your felt and pin to t-shirt.

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3. I sewed a line at the bottom of the scales so that they lift off the t-shirt nicely and gives it a little depth [plus you don’t have to sew around those awkward shapes]

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4. Sew on tiny bead for dinosaur eye

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5. Admire and enjoy your dinosaur t-shirt

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Tip:
Don’t forget to change thread and bobbin for the colours that match your felt!

enjoy, naomi ♡

Winter Mittens For Little Kittens

I have been meaning to make these for a few weeks and now the weather is bitter I can wait no more.

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Challenge: Easy ♡

What you will need:
→ A snuggly jumper or cardigan [fabric] (mine was an old Gap one that had been shrunk in the wash)
→ tissue/tracing paper
→ scissors
→ pins
→ pencil

Instructions:

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1. Trace around your littlies hand. Make a curve around the fingers rather than drawing them precisely. 

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2. Draw another line about 1cm away from your first. This is your seam allowance. Cut out.

3. Turn your fabric inside out.

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4. Pin your pattern to the fabric. If your pattern fits, place it on the sleeve as it will give you a lovely ribbed end. I pinned my a little way up the sleeve so that it gave me a big ribbed end which could be turned over [see end photo].

5. Stitch around your pattern. I found it easier to stitch over the paper and rip it off afterwards.

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6. Cut out. Turn right way out.

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♥ Enjoy your toasty mittens ♥
☆ Send me photos of your 52create:Mittens so I can see your sweet creations☆

Tip:
Stitch a length of elastic to each one and thread though your child’s coat sleeves so your beloved 52create project doesn’t get lost [measure from tip of fingers to other fingers, of child’s outstretched arms].