I call this the ‘Heart Attack Shirt’ where she is attacked with 100 hearts for the 100th day of school and/or Valentine’s Day. The 100th day of school crept up on me and this was totally a last minute craft where I started it and finished it the night before she had to wear it to school. Scrimping through my craft closet, I found a spare blank child size t-shirt and leftover felt from previous projects. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, I figured this shirt could also double as a Valentine’s Day shirt. So I got to work.
If you want to make this shirt, I didn’t take pictures as I went along but I’ll tell you how to make the shirt. It’s a simple project, just took some time because you are dealing with 100 hearts! All together it took me about 4 1/2 to 5 hours to make this shirt from start to finish.
- Make a small heart pattern on paper and cut it out to use on felt. You can also make the hearts in various sizes.
- Trace 100 hearts onto the felt. I used a pen because the pencil didn’t show up very well on the felt.
- Cut out all 100 felt hearts. Since I used a pen, I made sure I cut right on the pen lines so it doesn’t show up on the felt.
- Pin all 100 hearts onto the shirt to get an idea how to spread it out. It also gives you an idea how many to put on the front of the shirt and how many to put on the back. I left a open window area on the chest area of the shirt to write “Loved.”
- With the sewing machine, top stitch the hearts in place by sewing a line down the middle of the heart. Start the stitch above the center of the heart and sew a straight line down until you go a few stitches below the bottom tip of the heart. Then I reversed and sew a straight line back up to the starting point. Do that 100 times and cut all the little threads.
- I used a fabric marker to write the word “Loved” across the chest of the shirt. Then according the instruction of the fabric marker, I heat set it by tossing it into the dryer. You can also heat set it by ironing it. Read the instruction on your fabric marker to get detailed instructions. And done!
See, pretty simple. Just takes time. But a pretty fun shirt for Valentine’s Day and 100th day of school. And I’ve tossed this shirt in the washing machine with the shirt inside out. Then I hung to dry. This is how it looks afterwards.
» Tell me… Does your children’s schools celebrate the 100th day of school? What do they usually do for it?