Monday, October 22, 2012

Mini Boden Pear Shirt Knockoff

Today I've got another "I could make that" project to share.  Read on to learn how to make your own Mini Boden look alike. 

You will need:
paper or freezer paper
a new or repurposed blank T-shirt
as few or as many colors of felt as you'd like
embroidery floss
scrap of fusible interfacing
basic sewing essentials

Draw or trace a pear shape onto freezer paper (or regular paper) to create a pattern piece.  Cut as many pears are you like out of felt using your pattern piece.  **If you use freezer paper you can iron it directly onto the felt. It will stick and make cutting easier.
(See my tutorial for Freezer Paper Patterns)

Place the pears wear you'd like them on the shirt, then cut a piece of interfacing big enough to cover them. Flip shirt inside out and iron interfacing to wrong side of where you'll be placing your pears.

Pin the pears where you'd like them and use a fabric pencil to draw a stem and leaf on each fruit.  
Use an embroidery needle and embroidery floss (only 3 threads of the strand) to sew a running stitch up the center of each pear and continue along embroidering the stem and the leaf.

I only now realized I forgot to embroider seeds onto them. Perhaps I'll go back and do that, or maybe not ;)


Cal said...

Very nice knock-off! I like to see how you used the inspirational piece and made your own!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Hi Annie, very cute, fun colors for any little girl! I am a new follower!

Have a good day, Nancy

Bead and Needle said...

Juliette will look smashing in that, as always - great job, Chica! Hope all is well - XOXO

Bonny @ said...

So cute! I'm pinning this because I have a lot of scrap felt and after Halloween, I'll have a plain black shirt that will need cutening up for my daughter to wear again once she's no longer Minnie Mouse! This looks like the perfect use for it.

AllyJo said...

This is darling. I want to put pears on something now. Thanks for sharing.

FabricFascination said...

Such cute and simple applique, love it!

Claudia Zines said...

There is always something so appealing about pears. Looks great!