Well, I have said I was going to make the kids a turkey shirt for a while and have never gotten around to doing it. My pinterest board is full of "I think I can" projects and I've only done maybe five of them. lol So I finally decided that I was going to make one and this is how it turned out.
Brown, red, and orange felt,
Sewing machine or needle and thread,
Heat n bond,
First I free handed a turkey body on brown felt.
I cut out two but put the other one to the side. You won't need it now.
I cut 7 inch pieces of ribbon. I folded them in half and started playing with the colors and settled for this combination.
This had to be the trickiest part - pinning the ribbon in place without moving them around too much. It took me a while to do this because I kept accidentally moving the ribbon. I decided to pin it from the front. It was easier.
I began to sew around the turkey to hold the ribbon into place. I hand sew it, not because my stitch is perfect, but because I was home alone and just had the time.
Next, I took the second turkey body and ironed a pieces of heat and bond on the back.
I put the second turkey body on top of the one with ribbon attached and ironed it together.
Next, on the same side, I just cut a piece of heat and bond and ironed it on the back. You can just cut the shape of the turkey body but I found that kind of hard being that it was already attached. So I just cut a bigger piece.
Then I flipped it over, positioned it on the shirt and ironed it down.
I drew and cut out the shapes for the face on felt. I ironed them on to the heat and bond and cut them out.
I ironed them on to the turkey and was done. I didn't stitch around the parts. I just left it as it was.
And here's Miss Caitlyn in her turkey shirt! She loved it!
Now I've got to make Caleb one. He is going to have a handprint turkey shirt. Hopefully, I'll make it before Thanksgiving.