Boys are notoriously difficult to make for, however these cool appliqué T-shirts are sure to earn them some street cred! The headphones design is perfect for a music-loving master, and the comic-inspired motif is bang on trend, and is sure to bring out the superhero in your mini man.
- Fabric, linen or cotton: lime green; black; turquoise; white
- T-shirt, light blue
- Interfacing, fusible, lightweight, 21cm x 31cm
- Thread: machine, lime green; black; turquoise; thick, white
- Fusible webbing
- Fabric, linen or cotton: lime green, black, purple, cream
- T-shirt, red
- Interfacing, lightweight, 25cm x 31cm
- Thread: machine, lime green; black; purple; cream; thick, black
- Fusible webbing
- Custom sized
Stitch a headphones T-shirt
Cut 21cm x 31cm of lightweight interfacing and using the T-shirt neck as a guide, trim so it fits around the curve of the neck (inside the rib) and across the shoulders. Iron onto the inside of the T-shirt.
Download and print the template and using it as a guide, draw all sections of the headphones twice onto fusible webbing. Use the same template for both sides apart from the small turquoise section connected to the headphones which will need to be drawn in reverse for the second piece.
Iron the two wider curved shapes and two dome shapes onto lime green, the two thinner curved shapes and rectangles with the curved corners onto black, two thin strips onto white and the remainder onto turquoise fabric. Cut out the pieces.
Position all pieces on the T-shirt and iron into place starting with the lime green pieces at the shoulders. Try to get them as near to the shoulder seams as possible. Next position the black sections, with the edges overlapping slightly with the lime green, and iron into place.
Using coordinating thread and a narrow zig zag stitch, machine the top and inside curve of the lime green pieces. Change to black thread and using a wide zig zag stitch, machine down the middle of each black section.
Iron the two small turquoise sections in place. Using coordinating thread and a narrow zig zag stitch, machine around the edge of both sections. Position the pieces that form the rest of the headphones with the black and lime green sections overlapping the turquoise strip and iron in place.
Using lime green thread and a narrow zig zag stitch, machine around the edges of the lime green dome sections and down the top, bottom and one edge of the turquoise strip. Change to black thread and machine around the edges of the black pieces.
Position the white rectangles on the black sections of the headphones and iron in place. Using white thread and a wide zig zag stitch, machine down the middle of each rectangle. Using thick white thread and the template as a guide, add all the hand sewn details using running stitch.
Sew a pow! T-shirt
Cut 21cm x 31cm of lightweight interfacing and iron onto the inside of the T-shirt in the centre and approximately 11cm down from the shoulder. Turn the T-shirt through.
Download and print the template and use it as a guide to draw all sections onto fusible webbing. Roughly cut out and iron the outer zig zag shape onto black, the inner zig zag shape onto lime green, the oval onto cream and the letters onto purple cotton. Cut out the pieces.
Place the black zig zag piece on the T-shirt making sure it sits inside the interfacing you’ve adhered onto the reverse. Iron to secure. Using black thread and a wide zig zag stitch, machine around the outer edge.
Position and iron on the lime green piece so that the black zig zag is showing all the way around the edge. Trim off a little of the green fabric if it doesn’t quite fit. Using lime green thread and a zig zag stitch, machine all the way around the outer edge.
Place the cream oval piece in the centre of the lime green and iron. Using cream thread, straight stitch all around approximately 2mm from the edge.
Position the letters with a 3mm gap between them and iron into place. Using purple thread and a zig zag stitch, machine around the edges. With thick black thread, work a running stitch around the cream oval shape 5mm from the edge.