How to Make an Amazing Hidden Mickey Shirt – with VIDEO!
Today I’m sharing my second how-to video on how to make an amazing hidden Mickey shirt! This craft is super low cost too! Perfect for that next vacation to Disney World or Disneyland!
What you’ll need-
- 2 nearly identical t-shirts with complimentary colors (ours came from Walmart and cost $3.88 each)
- 2 different sizes of buttons (We used $.88 cards from Walmart)
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine (If you don’t have a sewing machine, this project may be small enough to hand sew)
- Pins or clips
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Hand needle (for buttons)
- Ruler (optional)
Start by cutting each shirt right under the sleeves. Be careful not to cut into the sleeve itself.
Swap out the tops and bottoms of each shirt-
Turn the bottom inside out, and get ready to pin-
Setup your sewing machine with matching thread. I used a basic zigzag stitch, though you could certainly overlock it if you have that capability. Make sure you are using a ball-point needle that works with jersey fabric.
Turn inside out, and arrange the buttons to create a hidden Mickey. You’ll need to hand-sew these into place.
Done! A really quick and super low cost craft!
A few notes-
The striped shirt was actually a bit crooked when it was originally sewn together at the factory. I didn’t notice this until after I purchased it. I’m still a beginner, and the my sewing compounded the crookedness of the stripes. My advice is to inspect the shirts before purchasing, or use a print that’s a bit more forgiving.
You may also want to choose t-shirts that are a size larger than you or your child would normally wear, as you will loose a bit of the length in the sewing process.
I did add another hidden Mickey to the shirt on the left, just about the heart. With a demanding toddler it was difficult to get a good shot! 🙂
What do you think? Will you be making one of these shirts? I’d love to see pictures!