This tutorial was originally a guest post that I did over at Twin Dragonfly Designs during One for the boys: T-shirt Week, but I think it's a fun project and worth repeating here...
My little guys spend 90% of their lives in T-shirts, so I love to find fun ways to embellish and customize them.The tutorial I'm sharing today uses something a little unexpected to turn a plain white Tee into wearable textile art...Plastic Lanyard!
I used two different zig-zag stitches to sew the lanyard in place. For the first inch or so, I used a broken zig-zag so that the needle would actually go through the lanyard, anchoring it to the shirt. Then I switched over to a regular zig-zag stitch, sewing around the lanyard rather than through it for most of it's length. Then, I switched back to the broken zig-zag to anchor the other end.
I love the way the lanyard looks with the stitching around it,
but I especially love the texture...notice my little Zander feeling the stripes in the center photo!
I hope this inspires you to create a super cool T-shirt and to think a little outside of the box with your craft materials!