Sunday, March 14, 2010

2 Cute 2 Pinch!

Nobody had better be pinching my baby boy this Wednesday! He is all ready for the festive time and will be sporting his new shirt which has 2 CUTE 2 PINCH appliqued on it. I started out with this $1.00 shirt from Wal-mart it is a size 3T so hopefully will fit next year as well. As you can see from the photos it is a little big but he wears it well.

This is the shirt beforehand, I ironed green fabric onto fusible webbing and cut out the letters with my cricut. A couple of tips for cutting fabric with your Cricut, use a deep blade depth and a medium speed. Make sure that your Mat is brand new or almost new so the fabric and the fusible webbing stick really well. It also helps to have a sharp blade.

I stitched around the letters with my sewing machine in white thread to secure them to the shirt and to give the letters some contrast. It was pretty hard to see where the fabric was at on the shirt which made the appliquing a bit challenging. Next time I will use fabrics that contrast more. Please ignore the spots on the shirt in the below photo, Mikey wore this to church and to Chinese Food afterwards. He is NOT the tidiest eater!

Oh and he thinks the stitching itches his tummy so I put a onesie on him underneath the shirt for today but I plan to line the shirt with some scrap t-shirt material. These aren't the bestest pictures but we were already running late for Sunny School (Sunday School) with daylight savings time and all. And as you can see we still had socks and shoes to put on and to comb that wild, wild hair! So I just snapped a couple and called it good!

Happy St. Patricks Day!


  1. That adorable baby belongs to me, doesn't he look like me. Oh the shirt is cute too!

  2. just perfect! I still want to pinch him, he is so cute in that shirt! Thanks for sharing. Lezlee

  3. Love the saying on the shirt. Great job. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  4. Oh how adorable!! Him and the shirt!! I just love St Paddy's Day and everything that goes along with it. :)

  5. That is super cute and he is definitely too cute to pinch!

  6. That is adorable! I wish I would have seen this in time to make one for my little guy. :)

  7. Kelly,
    Ok, how cute is that?! How fun! Thanks for joining the party!
    happy st. patty's day!

  8. Very cute! I'm soo bad at stitching around letters! Still need to use my Cricut for a project like this though. Thanks for the reminder. :)