Monogrammed Jingle Bell Shirt

Over the weekend the moms from our MOPS table got together for some laid back girl time. Of course there was a craft involved! Our group leader, Angie, came up with this adorable monogrammed t-shirt to make for the kids. Whether you are crafty or not, this one is SO easy, I promise! 
Not to mention, adorable! Don’t you think?
You’ll start with the fabric of your choice and an iron-on adhesive. This Christmas polka dot fabric is from Hobby Lobby. Cut just enough adhesive to cover the area you need for your letter or letters. Lay the shiny side of the paper on the back of the fabric. Run over the paper with a hot iron until is is attached to the fabric.

Cut out the letter or letters needed. You can do this a number of different ways: by hand {you can print out a letter on paper and then use it as a stencil}, using an electronic cutting machine or a die cut tool. Angie used the Ellison Die Cut from her daughter’s school. 

Peel away the backing of the adhesive and place your letter on the shirt where you’d like it. 

Hold a hot iron on the letter for 8-10 seconds and then smooth over it a few times.
Your letter should now be attached to the shirt!
Now don’t get scared of this part. Yes, sewing is involved, but it’s really just an up and down sew and you can’t mess it up since it can’t even be seen. 
You’ll sew on the jingle bells, one at a time, but close together. Just two stitches to attach each bell to the shirt. 

 Then thread the needle through all the bells and pull tightly to create a cluster. Do this a few times until the bells are secured.

That’s it! 

If you are making girls’ shirts, you can also add a bow. Attach the ribbon with a few stitches in the center. After the ribbon is attached you can tie it in a bow. Use clear fingernail polish to keep the ends from fraying.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I’m participating in the Christmas Pajama-rama Contest at Blissful and Domestic!

6 thoughts on “Monogrammed Jingle Bell Shirt”

  1. Those are so cute! I like the jingle bell accents! I made a Mickey Mouse applique using Christmas fabric yesterday using the same technique. Although I do go back and do a straight stitch around the outside of my applique just to make sure it stays put! My daughter is super hard on her clothes!

  2. aww these are too cute!! I made some last year in the shape of ornaments. I think they look so cute on little kids!

  3. These are absolutely adorable! I am having a Christmas Pajama Rama contest and would love for you to enter these!

  4. I just commented on your darling ruffled fabric trees, and now I spotted this darling project for kids shirts! They are adorable (oh, the shirts too but meant the kids!) tee hee

    Very festive!

    Via: Freckled Laundry linky party,
    Suzanne in chilly NW Illinois

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