Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chuga-Chuga Choo-Choo!

I went shopping the other day at the dollar store near our house.  While I was there I picked up these t-shirts for the grandsons.  I found these 5 t-shirts, each for $1.  They are all plain except for the one camouflage t-shirt.  I washed and dried the shirts.  There are 3 larger shirts for the older grandson, and 2 smaller shirts for the younger grandson.

After having them a few days and letting it mull around in my head for a bit, I came up with an idea for one of the shirts.  So, I got busy with my Silhouette program.

After cutting the iron on Heat Transfer Material I pulled the excess away.

Then I cut the cars into their own pieces.

Then I pulled out all the pesky little pieces in the wheels etc. My husband helped me to decide in which order the cars should be in.

Then I ironed them on. 

I made "Choo-Choo" the 'smoke' of the train engine.

When I got to under the left sleeve of the t-shirt I put a folded up towel in the t-shirt.

And finished ironing the train cars on around the body of the t-shirt then I put the towel into the sleeve and decided where I would iron on the "Engineer".  I decided most of the word should be in the front half of the sleeve:

Ta-Da! The finished shirt...  (front)

(left side / back)

This is under the right sleeve and shows how much space is between the caboose and the engine (back / right side):

I LOVE it!

Added later:
If you liked this shirt stop by the others I've done by clicking on these links or by going "home" and looking for T-Shirt under the "Labels" section.  Thank you!
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  1. Love it! Cute idea! :) Your other grandsons are wondering where theirs just kidding!

  2. Love you Mandi! What size are they?

  3. OMG! How ADORABLE!!!! I am in love and wish I were five years old again!
    So, is every T-shirt going to get a train? I should think each grandson should get a train since no matter what you do with the other T-shirts, this will always be the favorite!

    With much love,
    Your sister, Marty

  4. oh my boys would totally FLIP!!!

  5. Oh my goodness!!! These turned out SOOOO great! A little jealous ;)

  6. Oh my goodness these are adorable! The boys are going to love them! We are leaving for vacation so I will talk at ya when we get back on the 1st!

  7. How cute!! You are soooo crafty!

  8. woohooo choo chooo! those are just too darn cute! great job g'ma! :)

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