Thursday, February 17, 2011

Accessories Shirt

I know you have already seen this, but I updated it.  Keep going to the bottom to see what I added!

You moms of girls, multiple girls, 4 girls to be exact, can sympathize.  Each holiday, they come out with cute new shirts that your little girl insists she needs (or you insist she needs.)  Then they wear it ONCE!  Gets expensive, huh?  Ever wish you could have one shirt that works for each holiday?  I did!  So I made one.
Confused yet?
I'll get to the point.
This cute shirt can be changed from sweet Valentine, to lucky St. Patrick's day fair, to a Hopping good Easter tee.  Okay, I'm gettin' a little cheesy here.  But you get the point now, right?    Want to make one?  You will need:      1 t-shirt, 3 sew on buttons, felt of choice, thread, and needle.
 Measure your shirt to find the center, make a small mark with a pencil, then measure 2 1/2 inches from each side of middle and make marks.  This is where you will sew on the back of your button.
 Separate the fronts and backs of your buttons and sew the backs on to your marks.

 Your shirt should look like this.

Cut your design out of felt.  You need to have two pieces of felt, a front and a back, to cover up the threads from sewing on the buttons.  Sew the top of the button on before you sew the front felt on. Make sure the button is facing the right direction!  Or you end up having to un-stitch it and start over again...and again. It was a bad day.  Don't judge!
 And you end up with a fun little Valentine's shirt that cost a whole lot less than store-bought, and you can change it out for the next holiday!  Yay!
Shirt: Already had ($3.50 at Walmart)
Felt:  4/$1 or 2/$1 depending on pattern (Hobby Lobby)
Buttons:  $1.49 for 10 (Hobby Lobby)
That made this project $6.00 with lots of felt left over to make more!
And it's only $2.50 if you already have the shirt!
Can't beat that!
 I will post pictures of each of the upcoming "accessories" when I finish them.

I did get around to doing some for the other girls.  I just haven't had time to post them.  
Here's Kota's

I only did one button on her's and Charly's (didn't get a picture of Charly's)
Isn't she the sweetest little Valentine?

And this one is Cassy's.
She hasn't actually worn her's yet.
I know, I know.  Valentine's has passed.  But we still have one more party coming up on Sunday.
My little cutie will be wearing this little cutie then!

I am entering this week's Accessories challenge at
Stop by and see all the fun accessories!


  1. What a fun I'm thinking of all the things I could do for my boys both for holidays and regular wear.

  2. I do this too! I've got 3 kids and I know exactly what you mean. Love it!

  3. Great idea! I was thinking of doing something like this with a skirt (but using buttons. I am featuring this at Grab my "featured" button.

  4. Great idea! My brother used to have little animals that snapped on his t-shirts. I never thought to do it with a holiday theme.

  5. Love this idea! Genius!

    I wanted to let you know that we are highlighting this on Friday 2/11 @ 7:00 am cst. Hope you get some new visitors!

  6. ( I should say on Polly want a crafter! Oops! Thanks for linking to the party! )

  7. ooo, you're on to something! I also love that the shirt is white. ...easy to save them with the bleach pen.

    This is so creative!

    Thanks for adding this great idea to Sweets This Week!

    Have a great weekend.


  8. so cute and clever and i love the idea that it can be swapped out to coordinate with other holidays

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  9. That is so adorable! And great tutorial! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!

  10. Such a smart idea. You're such a resourceful mom, could save money for that.

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