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.
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
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?