After watching numerous sessions of air guitar during our impromptu family living room dance parties, I decided it was time for my little guitar hero to have something more. This shirt was my solution. Goodbye air... hello guitar.
Black, White, and Beige Eco-Fi Felt (it is washable)
Black and White Thread
Washable Fabric Glue
|Just by looking at this shirt, many of you can recreate it. |
However, here are the steps I took if you would like a few tips.
I bought a t-shirt to fit my son and washed and dried it. Then I searched Google Images to find a simple picture of a guitar. I drew the shapes free-hand onto the felt with a marker and cut them out. However, if you aren't comfortable with doing this, print your picture and blow it up on a copier multiple times. Cut out the different shapes and use them as stencils.
As I placed each layer down, I used washable fabric glue on the back. When it was dry, I machine stitched inside the outer edge on the big pieces. Then I went on to the next layer. When layering the small pieces, I hand stitched them for more control. For the final touch, I machine stitched the strings using black thread.
Warning: If this shirt is made for dad... watch out for spontaneous unplugged versions of "We're Not Gonna Make It" and "Pour Some Sugar On Me."