I must have a disease. Last year, every time a special occasion rolled around, I made Little Man some kind of festive holiday shirt or onesie. This year, I told myself, "He's too old for that." But still, I got sucked in to making Little Man a Halloween shirt. He is just so fascinated with spiders. I don't necessarily want to encourage the fascination with bugs, but I do love his excitement for Halloween. So I grabbed some scraps, and came up with this spider applique shirt!
I love appliques. I do. But lately, I have had tons of problems with the sewing machine needle getting stuck in 100% cotton shirts, ripping a tiny hole in the process. I would chalk it up as my own inexperience, but even my Mother has the same problem. Anyway, after making quiet books and rediscovering my love for felt, I decided to use felt instead! It worked beautifully!
I know, I know... my spider has 6 legs instead of 8! But with 8 legs, he looked entirely too crowded, so I stuck with just 6.
Besides the black-and-white center of the spider, I used felt for everything else! The spider is hanging by black ricrac. He's a cute lil' spider, don't you think?! Little Man begged to wear it as soon as he saw it. Dang it. I'll probably get sucked into making a Thanksgiving shirt. Christmas, too! Love that Little Man smile!
If you would like to whip up your own in time for Halloween, you can print your own template here.