Occasionally Crafty: In Case You Missed it: Shamrock Button Shirt

March 13, 2011

In Case You Missed it: Shamrock Button Shirt

Just in case you missed it, I'm re-posting the tutorial I shared over at Liberate Creativity.  

 Today I'm going to show you how to make a cute St. Patrick's day shirt.  I know it's coming up quick, but seriously, this only took me a little over an hour to whip up!  And the great thing is, you can adapt this idea, using different shapes, for any holiday!

Materials needed:
Shirt
Shamrock template (see below)
Green buttons- various sizes
Needle and coordinating thread, embroidery floss, or glue (if you don't sew)

Directions:
1.  Cut out your shamrock template to use on your shirt.  I traced a clipart image. You can print out mine by right-clicking on the image below, then save it to your computer, resize as necessary, and print.  Or just trace your own!

2.  Trace your shamrock onto your shirt.  (Shh---I used a pencil because I knew it would be covered up, but if that makes you nervous- go for the disappearing ink fabric marker from the craft store).


3.  Determine placement of your buttons.  I only had two sizes of buttons, so I had to adjust from my template a little.  


4.  Hand stitch each button to the shirt.  This is EASY but a little time consuming.  What worked best for me was to put a tiny dot of hot glue on the back of the button and press it into place.  Then, after all the buttons were adhered where I wanted them, I used a needle and embroidery floss to attach the buttons to the shirt.  Hot glue will not hold up in the wash, so this makes them secure.  Feel free to experiment with fabric glue and such if you don't want to sew!




5.  Put it on your little lass and let her dance around the yard.  Or snuggle by the heater if it's still cold where you live :)




Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Linking up to some of my favorite parties- and some new ones!  Check them out here!

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16 comments:

  1. so cute. how long did it take to sew all those buttons?

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Mar 11:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. This is SO cute! Thanks so much for linking it-
    Wendy

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  4. That's adorable. I was just thinking i need to whip up a shamrock shirt for my daughter. What a fun idea to use buttons!

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  5. Wow, this is darling!! Great minds think alike! But I love your idea to make a shirt. Your daughter is beautiful!

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  6. Love this! I've been in a tshirt making phase lately and this is perfect! Now to think of what holiday I want to use it for.....
    Visiting from Too Cute Tuesday.

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  7. I LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for sharing. This is totally do-able for a beginner sewer like myself. I'm already envisioning an Easter one... and maybe a flag for the 4th of July... the possibilities are almost endless! :)

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  8. So sweet! Although sewing on buttons is my least favorite thing to do, I can put aside my dislike to make a cute shirt like this! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

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  9. What an adorable idea! Wish I had a bunch of green buttons laying around! :)
    www.immackulate.com

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  10. your daughter looks like she LOVES her t-shirt, super cute. very creative!

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  12. This is so fun! I would love for you to link up to Wow Me Wednesday!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/03/wow-me-wednesday.html

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  13. I love that!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

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  14. You are so clever to have thought of this idea. The t-shirt turned out so cute! Do you got art ideas on how to make slim fit suits into a rock-look-alike one?

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