This is a really fun, simple project. Yet another way to fancy up some plain tees or a great fix for old shirts with holes.
It takes a little practice to master sewing a curved design like this one. I'm definitely not there yet but, I was pretty impressed with myself this time around. If you're unsure of your sewing skills try finding a design with straight lines i.e. a cross or monogram of your initial.
Fusible Interfacing (one side)
For this project, you can choose to draw your own design or use a stencil. I just googled Texas outline and found this:
|Texas Outline Source|
Draw your design backwards onto the non-fusible side of a piece of interfacing.
Fuse the design onto the wrong side of your fabric.
Turn your tee inside out. Pin your design to the front layer of fabric.
Carefully sew over the marked line. Be sure that you're only sewing through the front layer of your tee.
Tie and cut off loose strings.
Cut off the extra material around your design.
Make a snip through the knit at the center of the design
and cut off all the extra fabric on the inside of your stitches.
I finished by marking an x over my hometown (because a heart was just too hard!)
Here's one I did using my own drawing: