20 minute crafter. sweet rainbow. :)


So say you are having an airhead kind of week...and you totally forget that your son was invited to a birthday party THIS Saturday and not next.  And you don't remember it until you read your friends blog post which is all about the cute rainbow party she threw. 
Dang it brain...if only you would work with me.
So to make up for it...I thought the very least I could do was whip her up a cute little rainbow shirt...which I found cute enough to share...hope you like it too...maybe your brain will remind you ahead enough of time that you can make it to take TO the party. 

Here is what you need:
rainbow colored scraps
blank t-shirt (from Target)
wonder under (from Joanns)
cloud looking scrap...chenille or minky like material
iron
sewing machine


Starting with your red scrap...make a square that is about the size that you would like your rainbow to be...
Using that first shape as your size guide make each layer of your "rainbow cake".  Don't try to make it perfect...just make it happy.
Then starting in the center (purple) sew around the edge of each semi-circle/oval...I thought it would be cute to alternate zig-zag and straight stitch with each layer.
When you are done...trace your shape on the wrong side of the wonder under then cut out the shape just inside the line you traced (see photo).
Iron onto the back of your rainbow...we cut the wonder under a bit smaller than the rainbow to make sure we didn't go over the sides and goop up your ironing board...which I am sure is WAY cuter than mine.  I didn't put the wonder under on the red first because you would be doing all of that stitching on top of it and that would just be a pain.  

You also need to iron a rectangle of wonder under onto a rectangle of your cloud material that is about two inches wider than the base of your rainbow...you know, for a good cloud to rainbow ratio. :)
Cut out your cloud shape...
Figure out where you want to place your rainbow and cloud...be sure to overlap the cloud on top of the rainbow.  Iron on...if your cloud material is extra thick you may need to turn your shirt inside out to ensure a good adhesion.
Stitch around the edges to adhere it to the shirt...if you start at a corner where the cloud and rainbow meet you can get around the cloud then the rainbow in one long stitch.  Then I went back in and traced the cloud in blue.  
Cuteness, right?  And you can feel a little better about missing the party...cause if you never missed it then you never would have known to make a rainbow shirt for the birthday girl. 
So there is that. 

Hope you like it...got questions? I'll answer them in the comments. :)

xo

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29 comments:

Mandy said...

Goodness~ soooo cute! I found you via Today's Creative Blog, and I'm so excited to try this one! Have a great day!

Diane said...

Super cute! I plan to ignore the HUGE pile of laundry begging to be folded and make my daughter an adorable rainbow shirt instead!!! Thanks for idea and tutorial!!

Anna Marie said...

I really like this post a lot! I love rainbows!!! And I am so not gay! :P

Is your friends blog public? Can you put a link to the party post. I would love to get some ideas. I have a party to plan for my soon-to-be three year old.

Thanks!

CourtneyKeb said...

I've been looking at craft links from a few parties I'm linked at all morning, and can I just say this is my FAVORITE that I've come across.
You have no idea how much I love it!
Thanks for some really awesome inspiration!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

So cute!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Oh my goodness - I love this!!! It is absolutely adorable.

mommyholly said...

LOVE this! I wish I had some girls to sew for, ah! EVERYone I know has boys. :) xoxox Holly

Bobbie said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join
www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

.jimaie.marie. said...

this is just adorable!!

Tanna said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets the date wrong. Twice in the last two months I've done that. Once for the better and once for the worse. Sadly the rainbow shirt won't fix my worse mistake, but I love the idea and may use in the future! You have a great site. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

LOVE this rainbow shirt! My daughter would go crazy over this! Thank you for the tutorial and super cute idea!

Lauren said...

For me????? I mean, Eveley? So cute!!! I really hope you have forgiven yourself for not making the party. We missed you but definitely understand. =) We'll do it again! And I think you're awesome friend material. Don't think otherwise.

Jennifer said...

I love rainbows and I love this shirt! My house will definitely sport a few of these before too long. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen said...

Maybe you should put these in your shop... in a size 3t. maybe?! :)

Ribbons and Pigtails said...

So Dang cute!! I will be making one this week for a sweet little...tfs!

gabbyfek said...

i need to live with this: "don't make it perfect, make it happy."
xo.

Kat said...

So cute. Love love love love it! And I have an excuse to make one - a 6 year old girl's birthday party this weekend! I'll post pix if I do and link back to you!

Whimsical Creations said...

How cute!!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love this design!!

Kat said...

I did it!!!
http://justkatstuff.blogspot.com/2010/04/sweet-rainbows.html

Wendy said...

That is too cute!

Stephanie Cameron said...

I am so making this!! It is super adorable! Can't even wait to start!! Love your blog. Love your happy style!

Neisha said...

oh so cute!! it would make the perfect gift for a little girl :)

Committed Recycler said...

This is so charming! And it could be applied to a bag or sweater or quilt, -just about anything- as easily as a tshirt.

Thanks for sharing, I never would have come up with this on my own.

AB

Amanda said...

Feature Alert! Feature Alert!

That's right! You were featured today over at Today's Top 20!

Hope to chat soon!

Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Super fantastic! A lovely, lovely gift (and your post reminded me to RSVP to a party in a few weeks. Thanks!).

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Absolutely love it. Love the different fabrics and EVERYTHING.

Mrsblocko said...

I made this shirt for my daughter this week and she loves it. (A picture of it can be found here.) Thank you for sharing this cool idea.

MamaBear said...

I've got a question about prewashing the fabric....i have pretty big pieces of fabric for this project...should I just toss the big pieces in and then cut down to shape or were you able to skip the prewashing part since the pieces are small and stitched so securely?

Thanks!

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