Sunday, October 6, 2013

Shirt Embellishment

I decided to buy some $1 Store t-shirts to embellish for my grand-nephew's and his friend's birthday.  My grand-nephew Chase is turning two and he loves trucks.  His friend Abigale is turning three and she is getting a shirt with flowers.  They are having a birthday party next Sunday, so it will be fun to see how they respond to the gifts.

I purchased a New Home Memory Craft 6000 Computreized Sewing Machine at the thrift store a while ago and I thought this would be the perfect project for it.

Tons of buttons to play with!  It came with the manual, all accessories, and the case.  It is quite fun to sew with and try new stitches.

I cut out some felt made for this type of project in the shape of a flower and stitched it to the shirt with a very short stitch-length with a zig-zag stitch.  Then I used the fancy stitches to put butterflies over the flower and some flowers around the sleeves.

I decided to put a truck made out of felt on Chase's shirt  with "TRUCK !" written on it since Chase yells "truck !" anytime he sees one.  The machine wrote the word effortlessly.

This was a fun project.  I decided I might do some embroidery and embellishment in the future.

I hope the kids like them.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. This is a very good idea for kids' presents:a bit of cutting and collage, et voila! :) I'm always a bit envious of those fancy stitches as I don't have on my very good but old-fashioned Bernina.

  2. Embellishments can be a lot of fun. The kids will love em. Good Job! Good thrift store find with the Memory Craft 6000.

  3. I am surprised how well those flower decorative stitches turned out on the tshirt sleeve. I thought knit fabrics would stretch too much if I tried some decorative stitch, but I guess they don't...

  4. Chase and Abigale opened many presents, but this was the only one Abigale wanted to wear right then and there !!! Excellent