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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Olympic Rings Shirt

With the Olympics just a few weeks away, we're busy getting ready to hold a neighborhood Olympics of our own.  What better way to get us in the mood than an Olympic Ring T-Shirt.

olympic rings shirt

Here's how to make one of your own

Scrap of white cotton fabric
Fabric Marking Pen
Red, yellow, green, blue, and black embroidery thread
Embroidery hoop
Child's knit t-Shirt
Fusable Webbing such as Steam-A-Seam

Step 1:  Using a water soluble, fabric marking pen, trace around a 2 inch diameter circle to create the Olympic rings symbol.  You need 5 interlocking circles.

Step 2:  Insert your fabric scrap into the embroidery ring, and using a running stitch, embroider each circle in the corresponding colors.

Step 3:  Trim down your fabric creating an even rectangle.  Follow the package instructions to create an applique using your fabric and the Steam-A-Seam. Be sure to check that your Olympic rings are facing the correct direction.  The image should START with the blue ring at the top left.  Not as pictured above.

Step 4:  Using a satin or other decorative stitch, attach the applique to the t-shirt.

And there you have it.  A shirt that will announce your Olympic excitement.  My boys will be decked out in style as the dash across the finish line in the next week.   Do you have a favorite Olympic event?  Which one's should we include in our neighborhood Olympic Games?

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1 comment:

  1. Cute shirt and kiddo! Thank you for sharing with air your laundry friday, Stacey! My fav Olymic events are Gymnastics (love the floor routines) and Swimming. If you don't already...a little Beach (Sand) Volleyball would be a great neighborhood event!


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