I don’t know about you but I feel like Thanksgiving just jumped up on me. It is next week holy cow! Last year my sister made these adorable ribbon turkey shirts for my nieces. They are so quick and easy that even if you’re like me and feel totally behind on the Thanksgiving front you can still pull it off.
My sister used a no sew method and she said it was kind of a pain in the tush. She was not a fan of the fabric glue but there are nice clear steps in the tutorial she used here. If it were me the way I’d do it is to first cut out a piece of brown fabric in the body shape. Then make each loop of ribbon and hot glue them to the back of the turkey body piece. Then I’d sew on the eyes. I’d run the beak piece over a flame so it doesn’t fray like on my niece’s shirt and then sew it on. Then I’d pin the body with ribbon glued onto the shirt and sew around the turkey bottom. But if you are not a sewer you could use fabric glue for all the steps that I said to sew or use a piece of iron on a piece ultrahold heat bond to the back of the turkey to stick it to the shirt.
These ribbon shirts were all the rage last year but I totally forgot about them until the girls showed up wearing theirs and I figured they are so cute that those of you who missed them, or pinned and forgot about them might use a reminder.
Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt
- first cut out a piece of brown fabric in the body shape.
- Then make each loop of ribbon and hot glue them to the back of the turkey body piece.
- Then sew on the eyes.
- Run the beak piece over a flame so it doesn't fray like on my niece's shirt and then sew it on.
- Then pin the body with ribbon glued onto the shirt and sew around the turkey bottom.
- Brown Fabric
- Different patterned ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Match or Lighter
- Sewing Machine