Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Fabric GIVEAWAY and Kids' Raglan Tees

3.08.2016

Fabric GIVEAWAY and Kids' Raglan Tees

It's been slowly warming up so the kids are almost needing some short sleeved shirts. I wanted to test out some different fabrics from My Fabric Designs, so I decided to order two different fat quarters of organic interlock knit. I decided to make them both raglan tees using the free raglan shirt kids pattern, so I get the best use of the fat quarters. I didn't love the pattern, but that's what I get for using a free one instead of purchasing one. 
But I did love working with the organic cotton knit! It's sturdy but soft. It's not transparent and will hold up to lots of wear and washes. I didn't have any problems with sewing it or using a twin needle on it. It wouldn't work for a drapey style, but I might use it for a tee for myself. *Scroll to the end for the giveaway!*
I ordered some pretty floral fabric for Claire. I love the white background and colors. I matched it with some purple heathered jersey on the sleeves and neckband. It was leftover from a t-shirt I cut up to make Claire some leggings. It does look a lot like pajamas when it's all matched up, but I love this cute tee. Claire likes looking for the little birds on her tee. It's perfect for spring.
I love my little Miss Sassy Pants.
I wanted something masculine but fun for Henry. I was really worried about it looking like pajamas. I feel like a lot of boy prints can read pajamas really easily. I decided to get some car and town fabric and pair it with a graphic print on the front to really make it look like a shirt and not pajamas. I cut up a heathered blue tee to use for the front and reuse the matching neckband.
I used freezer paper and fabric paint to make an Autobot symbol for the front. I felt like the cars and roads fit well with the Autobot theme. Unfortunately, I thinned the fabric paint too much so it bled a little bit. I decided to add some white stitching around the symbol to solidify the design.
Henry LOVES his "Octimus Crime" (Optimus Prime) shirt. I don't think it reads pajamas, do you?
*To win a $35 credit to My Fabric Designs which can be used for any print (your own!) on any fabric, comment with one of the prints you're interested in and what you'd use it for! This giveaway is open to everyone and will be open until March 15th, 2016. Good luck!*
Heather

25 comments:

  1. I like the White Flowers on sage by Jabiroo for a knit dress for me.

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  2. I love their shirts. I think raglan shirts are way cute. And the Optimus Prime is awesome. I have a 4 year old who would love it. I love Claire's fabric, so cute.
    I started looking at the floral fabrics, couldn't pick a favorite! I had to quit looking or my husband might divorce me with all the fabric I want to order!

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    1. You won the giveaway! You have 24 hours (I'll choose someone else Thursday 7pm MST) to contact me to claim your prize!

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  3. I love the A Splatter Butterfly print! Thanks for the giveaway��

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  4. So cute! I'm loving paisley 41 and pills-dots. Either of those would be a shirt for me. :)

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  5. There are too many fabrics I would want! For one, I would use either the blue food toile or the red strawberry pie toile for aprons, table cloth, or seat covers.

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  6. I love the Rain Walk fabric pattern! I would make a large tote bag using this fabric in a cotton twill so that it would be sturdy.

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  7. I love the Rain Walk fabric pattern! I would make a large tote bag using this fabric in a cotton twill so that it would be sturdy.

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  8. I love the Coral Blooms! Such a rich color!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  9. I love the truck pattern. I would use it to make a hooded t shirt for my 3 year old.

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  10. Man in the moon print is so nice.

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  11. I'd probably design my own and use for a tank for myself. So fun!!

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  12. i love the splatter butterflies!! I'd use it for part of a raglan shirt for myself.

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  13. Great shirts! I love the blooming cactus print and I'd attempt a top for myself x

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  14. I love the idea of using a FQ as a part of the t shirt-- I was always a bit stumped how one goes about using a FQ of knit! They have some fun truck/ construction prints my Henry would love!

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  15. Stripes38! Romper and shorts for my 2 year old

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  16. I am loving flutterby's and would make myself an Alder shirtdress x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  17. I really like Rain Walk. You have the cutest models out there.

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  18. I like pirate girl and would sew a skirt for my daughter...

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  19. I would use the peacock plumes to make some placemats.

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  20. I like thirdandwalls designs. I'm wanting to make some tunics for my leggings. thanks for the chance

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  21. I love all the floral designs! I would use it to make something for my little girl. :)

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  22. I really like the bright and fun floral design - GW DA 110 by Arthousedesign. I might use that for some great pillowcases! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  23. I just love the cars and Optimus. My best friends daughter just had a little boy .He will be a year in may. Her two girls I always claimed as my daughter as well and now I claim hum as my grandson. So I would just love to use it to make him some cute outfits for summer. Oh I just love it.

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