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, seahorses....you name it. I'll share them all, promise. But for now, here's how we did the tie tank.
1 Tank or T-shirt
Scrap fabric, I chose pink with white polka dots
Heat n Bond
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 www.createforless.com 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.
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!