While browsing my favorite blogs, I found this post with a lot of really cute appliqued shirts. I made these in July before my trip to Hawaii. They are for my sister's baby and I wanted to take them with me, so I wouldn't have to ship them. I knew the first one would have an elephant on it because my sister loves elephants.
I found this clipart of an elephant
(I wanted to add a little heart above the trunk and thought this design would work great.)
I cut the entire thing out of blank paper before cutting it out of fabric. This would give me a better idea of how it would look without some of the details on the internet version. Sometimes I have a hard time visualizing the end product so this helps.
I used Wonder Under to attach it to the shirt and then zigzaged around the edges.
I added a button eye.
and here's the super cute tail in the back!
I love birds, and since I'm not an artist, I had to scour the internet for a clipart that would work.
I found these cuties.
I enlarged the green bird and printed it out.
Here's the finished bird!
Of course when I gave these to my sister, I received lots of love, which is another benefit of delivering them in person!