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Today, I wanted to share a project with you inspired by my favorite season - fall! This fall button tree shirt is a really easy sew, perfect for beginners. You just have to have lots of patience to sit and hand sew all the button "leaves" on.
Here's what you need:
- Download my free tree pattern HERE
- A shirt
- Brown fabric for the tree
- Sewable interfacing, like Heat 'N Bond Lite
- Lots of buttons in fall colors
- Basic sewing supplies
First, follow the directions on your interfacing to iron a piece of sewable interfacing larger than your tree image to the back of your fabric. Don't peel the paper backing off yet.
After your interfacing is ironed on, print and cut out my tree template, then trace it onto the paper backing of the interfacing.
Cut out your tree and remove the paper backing.
Using a hot iron, iron your tree onto your shirt following the interfacing instructions. Sew around the perimeter of your tree to secure (use stabilizer if needed, knits can be tricky sometimes.)
Now is where the patience part comes in! Dig into your button stash for some fall-colored buttons. Using a needle and thread, hand sew buttons around your tree until you're satisfied with how it looks. You might want to grab a snack and put on some of your DVR'd TV shows for the next hour or so while you're at it.
After lots of hand sewing, you should have a cute new fall shirt for your little one!
Now go find a big pile of leaves to jump in!
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