- Knit shirt, either self-made or store bought.
- A piece of cotton fabric measuring 8″ by 6″
- Wonder Under by Pellon
- Cut one piece of cotton fabric 8″ by 6″.
- Fold the fabric in half lengthwise.
- Make an angled cut on the top and bottom. Make sure these are equal.
- Open the fabric. You have an arrow!
Find the correct placement for the arrow on the t-shirt and iron it on. Make sure it’s CENTERED. (An off center arrow would really suck, huh?).
Start at a corner and begin encasing the arrow’s raw edge with zig zag stitches. I didn’t want the arrow to look embroidered or anything, so I kept the stitch length at 1.0. This way the edge still looks a little bit rough and boy-ish, rather than covered in a satin stitch.
To help keep your stitches straight, find a line on the presser foot and align it with the arrow’s edge. Keep your eye on the presser foot rather than needle while you sew.
Stitch all the way around the arrow and knot off the thread when finished. Iron the shirt again to remove any waves in the fabric that occurred during stitching. You’re done!
Here’s a closeup of my zig zag stitches, in case you’re wondering. I didn’t want them to be visible while my son was actually wearing the shirt, so they are teeny tiny.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below! I love to answer questions. 🙂
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