For this fashion DIY tutorial, I was inspired by the Navy look in the summer collection of D & G, however, I have added some life belts to my “little boat”.
Better safe than sorry
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- A striped T-shirt (eg Takko EUR 6.00)
- Ship drawing template (my drawing, you can download here)
- Little red fabric
- Gold cord (chain or wool are fitting as well)
- Sewing thread in red and blue
- 3 white buttons
- PinsSewing kit, even better: sewing machine
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Print the drawing, cut out the shapes, and transfer the form with a marker to the backside of the red fabric.
DIY Step 2
Now cut the fabric 0.8 cm larger (seam) with the scissors.
DIY Step 3
To get beautiful edges on your boat, serge the seam by hand. Important: Do not make any knots, so you easily can pull out he temporary stitching later.
TIP: If you iron the seam inside before serging, the edges will get even more beautiful and the serging work is done easier.
DIY Step 4
Now look for the appropriate position of the boat on your T-shirt and stuck the shapes with pins on the shirt.
DIY Step 5
Now sew the boat with the sewing machine on the shirt.
DIY Step 6
Remove the temporary stitches.
An intermediate look on the Navy-shirt now. As I think, the result should be more authentic, it needs a little bit more pimping.
So the whole thing looks a lot better.
DIY Step 7
Makeshift the golden cord on the boat, cut the cord, and fix the two endpoints and the center point by hand sewing.
DIY Step 8
With a blue, double-threaded yarn you can sew the “rescue ring buttons” on the three former fixed points of the cord. Look at the photo on the way of sewing.
DIY Step 9
For the final touch I “embroidered” an anchor manually in the sail. DONE!
TIP: If your stitching does not become completely clean, you can sew a few pearls or sequins around the boat. It looks even better and hides small mistakes.