Oh Christmas Tee

After making the Christmas Shirr Dress, I thought I’d better make something for Jacob for Christmas too. My first thought was to make a nice collared shirt for him, but he doesn’t wear shirts too often and none of the fabrics in my stash inspired me. Since green is his favourite colour, I then got the idea for a Christmas tree T-shirt:

Sew a Christmas Tree-inspired t-shirt with this free sewing tutorial. Great project to sew for boys that can be worn all year round!

I didn’t decorate it or make it obviously Christmas-y, since I wanted him to get a bit more wear out of it. He loves the other green T-shirts I’ve made him, so hopefully this will become one of the first picked out of the drawer.

Sew a Christmas Tree-inspired t-shirt with this free sewing tutorial. Great project to sew for boys that can be worn all year round!

I used a pattern for a raglan T-shirt from Ottobre Design magazine (I’m not sure which one now!). I was originally going to sew the green and white fabric together in the Christmas tree design and then cut out the T-shirt pattern pieces, but I couldn’t get my head around what the proportions should be, so I ended up tracing the pattern onto paper, on the fold. Then I sketched out the Christmas tree and cut the paper into pattern pieces.

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Then it was the typical sew the pieces together to make a T-shirt.

Christmas Tree Tee (1)

I even changed thread colour when hemming it, for an extra finishing touch (or to hide my wiggly stitching)!

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But the big question is, does Jacob like it?

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Hmmm, I think he does! And one last look at the two Christmas outfits together:

Sew a Christmas Tree-inspired t-shirt with this free sewing tutorial. Great project to sew for boys that can be worn all year round!

We’re all set for Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2014
Sparkly Christmas “Shir” Dress
Craftsy

Comments

  1. Can I just stop for a second to say how cool it is that you just *made* a t-shirt. Like, oh, whipping up a t-shirt. And then it’s half a Christmas tree on top of it. Supermom!

  2. Love the Christmas Tree shirt! Very cool!

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