I love making my son holiday-themed shirts. He just turned 4 years old, so I don't think I have many holidays left where I can dress him in handmade holiday shirts. I'm enjoying it while I can. He did inform me that he doesn't like tie shirts anymore, so a Valentine's Day tie shirt like the one I made him last year just wouldn't do. While trying to find an idea for this year's shirt, I was inspired by this cute Valentine's Day canvas art at Crap I've Made. I don't really decorate for Valentine's Day, but it was so cute I decided to use the same idea on a shirt. The super-cute results:
this shirt. I used my word processing program to make the letters (Franklin Gothic Heavy in 300 point) and used a ribbed green knit fabric remnant. (Gray and green--very non-Valentine's Day-ish.) I've never fused knit to knit before but it went pretty well. I cut my fabric letters slightly larger than the fusible stuff so the fabric would fray a little around the edges in a Gap/Old Navy fashion. I stitched around each letter randomly twice. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking!