Monday, July 5, 2021

Simple Team Logo Clothes for Ken Doll (Barbie) -No Hem Shirt

We love our local sports teams here at DIY Barbie Blog! I wanted to show you the ~simplest~ way to create quick, cute tank tops for Ken. This is a slight variation from my Rustic Tank Top post. The biggest difference is the arm holes are cut lower, creating a sporty look. This is still a one piece, no-hem top that only requires two one inch seams up both sides. Please note: The logo on the back will be upside down for the easiest version of the top. Alternately... You could cut two pieces of fabric and add shoulder seams so both logos read correctly. I've made both so you can decide how you'd like to proceed. 

What I did:
  1. Using pinking shears:
  2. Fold fabric in half, with fold at top (shoulders) cut 4" x 4" square down sides and bottom, leave top fold intact. Or, cut two 4 1/4" x 4" rectangles so each logo will face the right way. The extra 1/4" is for the shoulder seams.
  3. Measure in 1 1/2" on each side, make dot. Cut neck hole. You have a choice, either cut a semi-circle or fold in half down the center and cut a straight line on the diagonal. My cut came down maybe 1". 
  4. Cut arm holes, I left about 1/2" on top of each shoulder, but do like the shoulders even thinner for these sports tops. Starting from 1" on the bottom cut a curve up to the shoulders. You know how guys like those t-shirts with the open sides?
  5. Turn fabric right sides together, sew shoulder seams if you used two pieces of fabric. Iron seam flat if desired. With right sides together sew side seams, I did back stitch all seams. 
  6. Dress doll, it's best to have arms straight up in the air at the sides of his head.
The most important part of the project is getting your logo kinda centered:

The backs:
Eagles has the shoulder seams, Sixers is one piece of fabric.
Bonus: The Eagles shirt can be worn with either logo in front, two looks from one shirt๐Ÿ˜Ž

A good view of the open sides:
I was really pleased with the way the Phillies shirt turned out,
might do a little more trimming on a couple of the others๐Ÿ˜‰

⚾๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ€Show your team colors and have a happy day!

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1 comment:

  1. Very cute and easy! I love your enthusiasm for your favorite teams!


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