We know everyone is on a budget these days and the last thing you want to do is spend money on a costume that your kids are only going to wear once. So we have found a couple of solutions for you!
Add Some Color!
Our first idea is perfect for multiples going to a party or trick or treating together. They could all dress up as crayons! This costume is inexpensive and easy to do!
To start with all you need are solid long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts and matching colored pants. In the how-to instructions it says to use adhesive-backed felt but you could use regular felt and use either iron on hem tape or fabric glue if adhesive-backed felt is too expensive. A few more things you need are scissors, a ruler, and party hats for the tip of the crayon. Here is the link on how to make these fun yet easy costumes: Colorful Crayon Costume
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s.. SUPER BABY!!!
All you need is a layette or a baby bodysuit, some felt, a small piece of fabric and some Velcro™. You can make this one faster than a speeding train! Here is the link on how to make this adorable flying baby! Super Baby Costume
If you have any other ideas or if you choose to make one of these costumes, please share with us on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing what you came up with!
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Love the way applique looks but you wonder how can you can do it without sewing? For those of you that may be intimidated by sewing machines or just don’t have the time, we have found the easiest way to applique to fabric, no needle & thread necessary. All you need is Steam a Seam, a great idea, and you’re ready to go!
Check out this You Tube Video on how to use Steam a Seam.
Now you can create your own one of a kind t-shirts, bags, fabrics and more! You can get t-shirts, tanks, baby bodysuits and so much more on Rock Bottom T-shirts to make your ideas a reality!
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If you make anything using this technique, we’d love to see it! Let us know what you thought about it on our Facebook page, or comment below.
In our last blog we suggested saving your t-shirts that might have a small stain or hole in them for fabric scraps. So what do you do with all those fabric scraps?
There are tons of tutorials out there that utilize scraps in one form or another, but we came across this unique blog post from Melissa @ Until Wednesday Calls. We couldn’t resist these pretty little poppies. Just looking at them made us smile! Envision them attached to just about everything! Pillows, purses, t-shirts, canvas pictures. The application could be endless.
The supplies are simple. Fabric circles in varying sizes, eyelets and eyelet tool, contrasting fabric scraps and some fabric glue. You can get the full tutorial here, complete with step-by-step instructions and pictures.
If you can’t resist them either, make a few and let us know how you used them. You can comment below or post on our Facebook page.
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