Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tummy Symbol Care Bears Style

Trace 4 circles and cut out.

Now there were 2 fabric transfer techniques I used for this project. The one I show you here is where you cut out the layers for an image and put together. I then used my copy machine and put the transfer paper in just like you would a regular sheet of paper. The image comes out and you do need to cut it out as close to the image as possible. The technique I used for the other side is just to put the transfer paper in the imagine and any image with letters needs to be flipped.

Here I outlined it in a blue marker BECAUSE I wasn't thinking ahead and my sheet is white and I made my clouds white. If I had thought ahead I would have made the clouds blue and not outlined, but by this point I am all in and not looking back. So I had a make it work moment with the blue marker.
This is the point where I used my iron to transfer the images. You want to use a hot iron with no steam. Turn off your steam setting and empty out any water. Preheat your iron. I put an old pillowcase on my cutting board. You want to apply heavy pressure for 20 to 30 seconds on each area really focusing on the edges. These images were transfered using the light transfers from Hobby Lobby.
Sandwiching the imaged circles facing with the empty circles on the outside, place the elastic inside pinning on the edges. I made my elastic long enough to wrap around my daughters belly it approxiamately 18 inches.

This is what it looks like with a closed sandwich. This is where you stitch around the edge of the circle leaving an opening to turn out.
Turned out and stuffed.
I stitched the whole way around for extra strength.

I wish I had a picture of my daughter wearing this because she is always talking about her tummy symbol. However, in a series of unfortunate events (me putting my energy into making it) she won't put it on. Don't you love three year olds. I just pictured a cute birthday party where everyone has their own tummy symbol to suite their personality. I hope this inspires.

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I really need to pick up some fabric transfers. What brand do you use?