Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Father's day is coming up!  This is my husband's first year as a dad so I wanted to make him a fun gift that I knew he would love.  He likes superhero shirts, so I thought it would be fun to make him a custom shirt.  He has shirts for quite a few superhero's but no sidekicks.  As parents I feel like we are both superhero's and also each others sidekicks.  So yep, that's how I tied it all together.

  • I cut the black shadow using a dull satin.  I was interested to see how well the Silhouette CAMEO would cut satin.  With the sewable fabric interfacing it did great!  I did a double cut just to be safe.  Even though it was a dull satin I didn't want it to look too feminine so I used the wrong side as the right side of the fabric.  I was afraid that it would fray a bit after it went through the wash so I used a lighter to slightly melt the fraying edge.  (Be safe when melting edges!  I always do it over a sink full of water.)
  • I used the silver heat transfer material for the R.  Remember to mirror the image for heat transfer material.

My husband and I have never been good at waiting for the actual holiday to give gifts.  So I asked him to model the shirt for me.  He loves it!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! And it appears your resident Superhero is pleased with it too :-)