Thursday, July 21, 2011

Show Daddy Some Love

I see all of these cute little boy onesies and tees with a necktie everywhere.  Why not make a one for the little girls so the little ladies can show daddy some love!?  Who says girls can't wear ties, or suspenders!? 

I had purchased this tank last year for a family fun magazine craft idea for my daughter, but I never got around to making it before she outgrew it.  Luckily, she has a younger cousin.  Last week, I visited my family in SC and my mom, sis-in-law and I got a little crazy with the sewing machine.  We made tie tanks, crabs, anchors, name it.  I'll share them all, promise.  But for now, here's how we did the tie tank.

You'll need:

1 Tank or T-shirt
Scrap fabric, I chose pink with white polka dots
Heat n Bond
Fusible Webbing
Tie Template
Sewing Machine (Which I don't have.  So do as I do, and find a mom, aunt, or sister that sews and beg them to do it for you!  BTW, thanks Mom)

I am absolutely amateur, so if you're like me and have no clue what Heat n Bond or Fusible Webbing is click HERE and HERE.  I bought mine at my local Wally-World (Wal-Mart).  You could also find it at Jo-Ann's, Hobby Lobby, or plan ahead and purchase from for a good price.

For the tie template, I had one leftover from some father's days card and paper projects.  I found it HERE.

Here's how:

Print and Cut the template, then enlarge it to fit your tank using your copier.  Cut a rectangle of fusible webbing 1" larger than your tie template and iron it to the inside of the tank.  Also cut a rectangle of Heat n' Bond 1" larger than your template and iron onto your scrap of fabric, following package instructions.  Then, using your paper template as a guide, trace and cut out tie shapes.  Peel back the Heat n' Bond and iron your two necktie pieces onto the front of the tank.  Then, sew the edges using a zig zag stitch.  That's it!

Project Time: 1 hour Max!

She's working it, no!?

This project linked up here:


  1. I love this tank!! Very trendy!

  2. Cute!!!!!! Keep posting the projects! Wanna see the other ones you made!

  3. So cute! I want one for myself!!