Here are some really easy ribbon embellishments I used to dress up plain white t-shirts and turn them into St. George's Crosses.The World Cup is a BIG deal at our house and when England play- everything stops. My husband really misses his home country having moved here pretty much for me; so anything England and/or football (soccer) stops everything... and, of course, for the sake of our marriage and family harmony, we support England.
To make the t-shirt, I found it helpful to practice first with some scrap satin ribbon to see which style is easiest and will turn out best... I think it's pretty apparent which one that was in my case. With a colored pencil and ruler, mark out a cross on the t-shirt- just eye-ball it. Starting at the top, fold the ribbon twice and tuck under the neckline. Use the machine to hold it and start sewing there. Then, one or two pleats at a time, tuck the ribbon under itself and sew it being careful to roughly follow the guidelines. When you get to the part where the lines cross, switch the direction of your pleats. When you get to the end, fold under twice and end on the seam or tuck the end over like you did on the neckline. Then do the same thing going across. Finally, wait for the next England game, dress your daughters all cutesy (sorry, Liam- I didn't think this would be appropriate for a boy so you can just wear your England kit), and cheer for the Three Lions!!! (being especially careful, of course, not to mention the HORRIBLE mistake a particular goalie may or may not have made when playing the USA last week...)
BTW, I'm linking this to Cheap Chic Home's Fabric Fun Thursday HERE (even though it is technically Friday) as well as Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap-up.
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