“Love” Shirt

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I originally shared this post at The Crafty Nest  and wanted to share it now with my readers because it is so cute and easy to make!

By the way, I definitely had a baby bump when I took this photo:

Love Shirt

Today I'm going to show you how I made this cute "Love" T-shirt.  It's really fun and easy to make (I'm including a no sew-version too if you're not a sewer)!

If you love this shirt and want to have your own or your little sweetie (and don't want to make it yourself), you are in luck because I'm now selling them at my NEW Etsy store-- you can order it in any size you want!



4 scraps of fabric
1 sheet of applique (I use Lite Steam-A-Seam2)
permanent marker
(optional) sewing machine & thread

1. Cut your applique paper to the size you want your "Love" to be.  Then draw the letters on the applique paper.

*The applique paper consists of 3 layers: a double-sided sticky layer surrounded by 2 waxy layers of paper.  One of the pieces of waxy paper sticks on better than the other one, this is the best side to draw on.

2. Cut the letters apart.  Remove the less-sticky side of waxy paper and stick the applique paper onto the back of each piece of fabric.

When you are making the "L" and "E" you will need to do one extra step because the image is going to be reversed when it goes on the shirt and you don't want your letters to be backwards.  Turn the letter over and trace the lines onto the less-sticky side of waxy paper.  Then you will take off the other side of waxy paper and stick the applique on the back of the fabric you want to use.

3. Cut out the letters and heart.

4. Remove the waxy paper backing (and now your appliques are like pretty stickers!)


Stick them to the shirt wherever you want them to go.

5. Iron the appliques (with the iron on a "cotton" setting) for 15-20 seconds.
6. The appliques are on your shirt permanently now so you can be finished if you're not the sewing type.  I like to do some zig-zag stitching around the edges because I think it looks cute!  Another option is to use puff paint around the edges- little dots would be cute!

7. Now you're done, go spread some love!


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  1. Crystal Nell says:

    Super cute shirt!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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