Pirate Mickey Mouse for my son, Kaleb. Using this image as my inspiration I created this adorable shirt that he absolutely LOVES! I drew out my own Mickey pattern, cut it out of black felt and sewed it onto the shirt. I then cut out the pirate hat from red felt and sewed it on. I completed it with a gold button and even pierced Mickey's ear, making him one of the toughest pirates around.
Next was a Minnie Mouse shirt for my daughter, Andie. I again searched the Internet and found this image to inspire me. I had a terrible time cutting out the small polk-a-dots so I decided to use buttons. I sewed them onto the pink felt first, then sewed on a Minnie Head, which was actually the same pattern for the Mickey head. Then I sewed on the bow and other pink felt and it was done!
(Isn't my little model precious!?)
Next is a shirt for my sweet niece Kaitlyn. I have always called her "Princess". I found an amazing tutorial for this adorable Cinderella shirt on Honey Scrap. She made it for her daughter to wear to Disneyland as well. I made mine a little differently than she did but still love the way it turned out.
Next is a shirt for my niece Kylie who loves Winnie The Pooh. I used this picture to again cut the outline from felt. I sewed it to the shirt and then sewed the butterfly, or as Pooh would say "flutterby", by hand and sewed it to his nose using my sewing machine.
The best part about this whole project is that I only spent a total of $4! That is such a huge savings compared to how much they would have cost to purchase at Disneyland.
Next I needed to come up with an idea for Mickey Mouse ears for Kaleb. Since his shirt has Pirate Mickey on it I wanted to make him some sort of pirate hat. I have had a few bandannas in my fabric pile for years so I thought this would be a perfect time to finally put one to use. I made the ears using the same method as in the tutorial above. I cut out 4 round pieces of felt and cut out 2 circles from a cereal box. I placed the cardboard pieces between 2 pieces of felt, then sewed around the outer edges of the felt to create the ear.
Next I put the bandanna on his head to decide where the ears would go. I made a mark where I wanted them. I cut along one edge of the bandanna where it would go across his forehead and sewed a seem across. I also cut the opposite corner up towards the center and sewed seems to create ties for the back of the bandanna. After that I sewed the ears on where I had made my marks. I was concerned that they wouldn't stand up but once I put it on his head they stood up perfectly. Again this project only took about 20 minutes and didn't cost me anything!
"Yo ho, yo ho, a Pirate's life for Kaleb!"
My mother-in-law insists that we'll have the best dressed kids at Disneyland and I think I have to agree with her!
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Thanks for those budget friendly Disney shirt and hat ideas!!!!