Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Personalised t-shirt

Here's my second customised t-shirt (you can see my first one in this blog post).  I wanted to do a personalised version, so I've done a funky, colourful design on this one -

The 'Joshua' letters were created entirely out of scraps I received in a recent scrap swap with Julie. I literally grabbed 6 random scraps out of the bag and they looked so good together, I used them for my freehand letters.  The large 'J' is a gingham print from the Hideaway collection and the yellow is leftover from my Sunkissed layer cake that I used for my quilt

I love how colourful this design has turned out.  That's the great thing when you do a scrap swap - you get fabrics you wouldn't necessarily have in your stash, but I received pieces that were perfect! 

I used a fairly wide zig zag stitch to go around the large 'J' and the yellow wonky rectangle, and for the letters I just used a straight stitch on a medium length.  I went round the 'O' and the 'U' a couple of times and did small zig zags around the small 'J'.  I wanted the overall look to be kinda 'doodled'.  I think I've achieved it! 

Once again, this is another project I feel that I'm 'branching out' with because I've used so many vibrant colours when usually I'd use colours, patterns and designs that 'match'.  When you're nearly 2 years old you can get away with wearing bright, funky clothes!

The colourful, mis-matched buttons just finish it off nicely :)

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