Sunday, October 21, 2012

Turkey Ribbon Shirt Tutorial

I saw this brown shirt on pinterest from Love from Texas and I wanted to make it for my little turkeys.
First, I made a pattern for the turkey body by tracing around a couple of glasses.
Next, I transferred the pattern to the back of the fabric and cut it out.

I lightly pinned the turkey body onto the shirt.  I make it easier to pin, I placed a magazine in between the layers of the shirt.
I cut and sealed the ends of the ribbon with clear nail polish.  You can also use "no Fray." I have heard of some crafters heat sealing the end, but I have never tried that. (If you have a tutorial on how to seal the ends of the ribbon, please post the link in the comments section.  I would like to try this sometime, since I make other ribbon crafts.)
Next, I pin the ribbon feathers under the edge of the turkey body.
I used wider ribbons for the back feathers and thinner ones for the front ribbons.  I also noticed that it looked better when I used mostly pastel ribbons.
I sewed along the outside edge of the turkey with a straight stitch. You do not need to embroider the edge. I thought about stopping at this point, but I wanted to try the embroidery tool on my sewing machine.
Next, I embroidered along the outside edge of the turkey. This was the first time that I used this feature on machine and I don't think that I did that bad.  I can't wait to try other embroidery projects.

For his beak, I made a triangle out of orange ribbon and used the hot glue gun to adhere it to the shirt.  I also tacked it on with a few stitches. I used round bead buttons for the eyes.

Please post links to the turkey ribbon shirts in the comments section.  I would love to see them and any tips or tricks that you might have.

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