Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
- A variety of animal costumes from tigers to butterflies
- Generic animal costume making instructions
- Printable animal masks
- Masks to print out and colour
The masks look like easy wet day projects (and we have had a lot of those recently!!!)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Do a search and you will find a lot more!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Go to the shop and buy some double sided fusible stuff to stick a fabric shape to fabric, I think it is called vliesofix.
- Trace a mirror image of your shape onto the non-textured side of the vliesofix (it will appear back the right way when you are finished.
- Iron it textured side down to your fabric. My mum recommended using greaseproof paper to save your iron.
- Cut out your shape from the fabric.
- Peel off the paper, leaving you with the fusible stuff on the shape.
6. Iron the shape, fusible side down to your T-shirt.
7. Sew the shape on to the T-shirt to hold it firm, using running stitch or small zig-zag.
Issues I had:
- The vliesofix didn't seem to stick the shape to the T-shirt that well, even though I ironed it more than I have ironed anything for months (not hard to beat that record though!
- It was quite hard to sew the giraffe on as it had skinny extremities. The end of its tail broke off in the process. Sus I hope you can create an exciting story for Niko, such as a close escape from a lion! Next time I think I would attempt solid shapes as these would be easier to sew on.
Any hints on how to overcome these difficulties?
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I will hopefully get the opportunity to create some of these over the next few months!