I have yet to figure out how to use my sewing machine, so I knew the shirts had to be "no sew". I headed to Walmart, and I picked up some Heat n Bond (iron on adhesive), some $5 t-shirts, and some matching fabric scraps.
First, I used a Mickey Silhouette (from one of the boy's coloring books) as a template. I traced the shape onto the Heat n Bond and cut it out.
Then, I used the same template to cut the shape out of the fabric.
From there, I just followed the instructions on the package.
The shirts turned out really sweet, and the boys were thrilled, but I did find they weren't very durable (i.e. They didn't survive washing.) It may have been "user error", but to be safe, if you want them to last more than a day, you might want to try sewing them on.
(Or... as suggested by one of my readers... seal the edges with fabric paint. Such a great idea!
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
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