I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t even remember where I first saw today’s guest. I believe it was one of her guest posts on another blog, but I can’t quite be sure! What I am sure of is that Sumo is one sweet lady, and creative as all get out! I’m so excited to have her as my guest today at The Southern Institute. Please welcome, Sumo from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff! (Insert wild applause here)
I’m Sumo, and I blog over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.
I do a little bit of crafting, and a lot of sewing. With three little girls to sew for, I’ve always got plenty of projects to work on! Besides sewing and fabric shopping, I’m a big fan of historical fiction, diet coke, chips and salsa, and most treats.
The Peter Pan collar seems to be super trendy right now, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon by turning some plain shirts into something a bit cuter.
Here’s what you need to get started:
Start off by taking a plain piece of paper (even tissue paper would be great since it’s a little bit see through) and trace the neckline of the shirt.
You can probably find a template online somewhere for the collar part, which is totally great – but you do need to make sure your neckline will fit the shirt you have. Find the middle of the neckline. I just hand drew the collar part to the middle of the neckline next. I love the little scalloped edge!
Cut out your template.
If you’re like me and like to match your girlies, you might have to take time to draw a couple of other templates as well. I did three different variations for my three girls’ shirts.
Now take the template and trace it on to the back of the iron on vinyl. The iron on vinyl will have a clear sheet over the top of the side that will be displayed on the shirt. Flip the template and trace again so that you will have both sides of the collar.
Cut the templates out and make sure the curve of the neckline is going to work with the shirt before you start ironing.
Iron the templates on to the shirt, and peel up the clear backing.
And you’re done! Can you believe how easy that was?
I made all three shirts for my girls in an hour; talk about productive!
I hope you enjoy making your own iron on vinyl shirts; there are so many fun things you can do with iron on vinyl!
Come visit me at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff anytime!
Thank you so much for being my guest today, Sumo! These are just adorable and perfect for pairing with spring and summer dresses!