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I have been making these cute ruffled t-shirts with a mermaid iron on lately. They are so cute for little girls, and so easy to make. I have a Cricut Explore that I won in a giveaway several years ago. It took me over two years to take the Cricut out of the box and start using it. I was sort of afraid of it, because I did not know it was so easy to use. Now I use it all the time.
The first ruffled T-shirt I made did not have an iron on on it. I just sewed on the ruffles, and was done. Then, I took it to Southern Charm & Gifts to sell it. One day, Sharon, the owner of the shop, called me and asked me if I could put an iron on on a shirt that a customer bought. I said I would do it and when I went to pick it up, I found out that the person who bought it was my neighbor! My friend and I laughed about that so much. After that, I have been putting iron ons on just about every shirt I have made.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a paint party in town. I met some ladies that live near me. We were talking, and I told them that I make things to sell at Southern Charm & Gifts in Tallapoosa. One of them asked me to make a T-shirt with ruffles and a mermaid iron on. Here is what I made for her yesterday:
I messed it up so bad when I was sewing on the ruffles, so I had to sit and pick out all the threads with a seam ripper to take off three rows of ruffles and a trim. Y’all know how much I hate that dang seam ripper! The next morning, I sewed all the ruffles and trim back on, and ironed on the mermaid. I think the shirt looks really cute.
This is a close up of the mermaid cut from an svg file using my Cricut Explorer. It looks really complicated, but it is easy to cut, and then easy to pick out the pieces, or weed, the vinyl. The little girls around here love mermaids.
On the first couple of T-shirts I made like this, I made my own ruffles. That was a pain in the you know what! After that, I found a group on Facebook where you can buy fabric, trims, lace, ruffles, and all kinds of sewing related supplies at deep discounts from other people who sew. They are looking to destash their supplies of fabric and other stuff. These ruffles were some that I bought from that group. They were so much easier to handle and sew, that I don’t think I will ever make another ruffle. That ribbon trim was just perfect to finish off the top row of ruffles.
I am selling these shirts, if you would like one. I can get the shirts in sizes from 6 months to 4T and from size 5 to size 10, in white, red, pink, purple, green, yellow or black. The iron on can be either a mermaid or a unicorn. Please send me an email if you would like to have one made for your child or grandchild.
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