Wildman will be having a birthday soon. Its a fun day and a sad day. Fun, because it is fun to be five. Sad, because he has sadly outgrown most Mimi mades. So t-shirts it is. 😢 That being said, he also loooooooves Superheroes!! His favorite right now is *Spiderman. So Mimi was on the hunt for an embroidery design. (Yes, some licensed designs can be found on the Internet. No, I am not going to point you in that direction. Google, you will find many. ) I never did find an embroidery design but I did find this "pow" number from Stitch Away Appliqué. Its called Comic Book Numbers. Stitched our really nice albeit slowly for some reason.
I again used a Joe's USA t-shirt. Yes, I know it is more expensive than the standard "blanks" t-shirts but they hold up so well. These boys get a lot of wear out of the embroidered t-shirts so I don't mind spending a tad more. I am not doing dozens to sell. I am just dressing two little boys.
I found this five year old's dream at Hobby Lobby. The fabric snob in me about had a stroke but what a Mimi will do for the cause.
That begged the question how to cut it so it landed in the right place on the appliqué. It wasn't going to be much good if Spidey ended up behind the 5 or off the edge. I noodled it for a bit when I had an "ah-ha" moment. Now if this is something you already knew, leave me in my ignorance for a bit.
I jut scooted my template around until I had the correct elements peaking through. It did take careful marking of the cross points on the fabric to get them to correspond to the cross points I had made on my shirt to make sure Spidey was where I wanted him.
Voila! A serious looking superhero peeking out of the appliqué right where I want him. Need to wash out that blue mark!
This was a down and dirty, get it done, Christmas and baby are still in the works. What are you working on?