who doesn’t love a baby in a custom name shirt – amiright? they are so cute, customizable, and easy to make!! I just used an iron to iron-on the letters since my sewing skills are a bit rusty, but you could also sew the letters on if you’re up for it! One thing to note – Hadley’s sweatshirt is an 18 month size, and the six letters just fit – so if your baby has a longer name you may need to wait until they are in a larger size.
All you need to create your own custom name shirt is:
- a sweatshirt, I used this one (the dusky green color is currently out of stock)
- iron-on letters – these come in both pink and black
- an iron or sewing machine
- a white towel, I prefer to use a tea towel like this one
To make the sweatshirt:
- place your shirt on a hard surface that can be ironed on – like a wooden table
- place your letters where you’d like them – I lined mine up with the armpit area of the shirt
- put your tea towel over the letters. using a white tea towel makes it easy to see what you’re doing as you’re ironing
- put your iron on high with no steam
- place your iron on the letters and hold it still rather than moving it back and forth – this will make the letters move
- once you get the letters secured down, iron over each corner of each letter to make sure they are all fixed.
- make your baby or child model for you – or make one for yourself!!
Disclaimer: it is basically impossible to get a toddler to sit still for a photo haha
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