I’ve got a really fun and cute Halloween craft for you today! It’s a spider web Halloween shirt for kids made with spider web lace.
So cute, right?! I might need to make one for myself!
To make the shirt you will need:
- a plain shirt (I got this one in the Target clearance section for $3.00! Awesome!)
- spider web lace (Try to get some that doesn’t feel really cheap. You are going to be ironing it, and you don’t want it to melt.)
- fusible webbing (Wonder-Under/Pellon 805)
- parchment paper
- black thread
- orange ribbon
First trace the spider web pattern onto the paper side of your fusible webbing.
Since the lace has holes in it, you will need to put some parchment paper on top of your ironing board to protect it. Put the lace face down on top of the parchment paper. Line up your fusible webbing (webbing side down) and iron it on with a dry iron.
Cut out the spider web shape.
Carefully peel off the paper backing to reveal the webbing.
Align the spider web on the shirt with the webbing side down, cover with another piece of parchment paper, and iron it down.
When you peel up the parchment paper, you will get bits of the webbing on it. That’s good. You want to get as much of the extra webbing off as you can. I found it helpful to also put a piece of computer paper over the spider web, iron over it, and peel that up. Just don’t leave the iron on the paper too long, and make sure to peel it up right away. You don’t want the paper to get stuck to your shirt!
After your spider web is ironed down, machine or hand stitch around the web to secure it. Tie a little bow with the orange ribbon, melt the ends with a lighter to keep it from fraying, sew it on, and you are done! I’m still not sure how it will come out in the wash. I suggest washing it inside out, on a gentle cycle, in cold water. Air dry only.