My little granddaughter loves anything to do with kittens. So its only natural that she would also love anything to do with Hello Kitty. Christmas came early this year due to a Thanksgiving visit from the grandkids instead of a Christmas visit (due to baby sister who is due around Christmastime.) We'll miss them at Christmas, but we had lots of fun with them this past week!
I try to make as many gifts as possible each year. I looked at Hello Kitty denim jackets in the stores and figured with a price tag of $25-$35, this would be a good handmade gift...or at least a refashioned gift!
I started with a thrifted denim jacket and Hello Kitty tank top. Both were in excellent condition and only set me back a total of $5.
I determined the size of my back applique.
Use your paper pattern to cut your applique.
Follow the manufacturers directions to adhere the applique to the jacket.
Set your machine to a wide, tight zigzag stitch.
If the t-shirt tag is cute, apply it to the front of the jacket.
Optional pocket trim can be cut from the bottom of the t-shirt if your t-shirt happens to be hemmed with a serged, ruffled edge. If not, you can achieve a similar look by stitching a zigzag on the cut edge, stretching the edge as you sew.
When finished, admire yourself in the mirror!
Go ahead...make funny faces, too!
Then strike up your best pose for the camera!
I like to link to these great parties!