Team Spirit ... Make a Puppy Sweat Shirt

Monday, January 23

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Everybody needs some team spirit!
... and  baby it's cold outside!

 I got some last minute tickets to see the  Bakersfield High Drillers
play football some months ago.  One of the prerequisites ... however ... was I had to wear 


Well ... not a big problem for me ... I had plenty of  DRILLER  sweatshirts ...
but ... Blake  was anxious to see the game ... and didn't have anything to wear.

Not to disappoint the boy ... I rummaged through my closet ...
(mostly my husbands closet ... ssshhhh)
grabbed my scissors ... and just got crazy.

I started with a sweatshirt ... size of the shirt depends on the size of the dog.
Hey ... that's a great phrase.
(Memo to Hallmark)

Depending on what you want to do for lettering ... you may need some other
sweatshirts or tee shirts ... just for the correct size and color of letters.
There are lots of options for lettering here ... get creative ... or use what you have
around the house.  

***Be careful not to get caught cutting up your husbands clothes though***
Start by  cutting off the sleeves  from your sweatshirt ... 
hold it up to your puppy and decide how long you want it ... recut to the proper length.

With the  seam on the bottom ... determine where the little guys legs would be
...  and mark it.
I actually slipped it over his head to get a more accurate measure.

Next ... cut some oval openings for the legs.

*** please make sure you remove the dog before cutting***

Decide on your lettering.  
Since I was in a hurry ...  I used what I had on hand.  I cut up another shirt
that had some letters that would fit.
After  pinning the letters  on the shirt ... I quickly  sewed around the edges 
... and  cut off the excess.

The fleece will only look better after washing ... I love the way it eventually 
rolls up a bit and fuzzes on the edges.

You could also use  iron on letters  if you have some on hand ...
or had the time to pick some up.
These are just vinyl letters to give you an idea ... of course these couldn't be washed.

In under 30 minutes Blake was ready for the game.

Me in my hoodie and Blake in his new turtleneck.

The Superbowl is coming up February 5th ... are you ready?

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Cole said...

Great job, Becky! Blake sure is showing his school spirit!!

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

that is a cute tutorial!!
Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

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