Crafting Con: Scrabble Shirt


Today I'm participating in Crafting Con, a geek series and competition put together by Amy from Friends Stitched Together and Maegan from Mae & K.
I'm really excited to be a part of it! When they asked me to sew along to promote before the big competition started, I was thrilled. The theme I was given was "Board Games".
So easy. Scrabble is just the best game ever!
I'm not joking when I say that a giant one is going up in our basement when it's finished. Like this:

But you know, mine will just be cooler and not so....neat. It will not be lacking character for sure!

I free-style embroidered "Hello Jude" on the front.
I realize that "Jude" is not really an actual scrabble word, BUT if it were, that would be 12 points!
"Hello" would bring that score up to 20! And that's not counting the hidden triple score the 'J' is hypothetically on top of.

For the pattern, I used Lauren Dahl's Childrens Knitwear Blocks. I have big plans for these blocks!
This kid has grown too, cause the day I finished it, it fit him perfectly, and then a couple days later when I went to take pictures, it is now slightly short. I'm going to be adding a band so he can still wear it, but man, why do kids have to grow so fast??

The other kids were at Grandma's for almost a whole week, so mister Jude was living up being an only child.
It was really nice getting to spend some one on one time with him.

Crafting Con's first competition will be starting June 3rd (which just so happens to be my hubbies birthday) and the first theme is Harry Potter.
There will be guest bloggers too and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Will you be sewing along??


  1. This is such an adorable shirt! Happy Birthday Jude and though each birthday is bittersweet for us mommies, congrats to you too Karly- you've got such a fun family!

  2. this is so awesome Karly! =D And it's amazing that the shirt got short on him in just a few days.

  3. I love it Karly! I assumed the letters were painted at first - stitched? Wow! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and helping us out!

  4. Such a cute idea for a shirt! I love the stitching detail to make the blocks.

  5. Love the technique you used. I originally thought it was painted, but boy was I wrong. Really cool!

  6. Sooooo sweet! You did a fantastic job.

  7. Love this idea for a shirt! He looks so happy with it on too!

  8. What a super cool shirt - you really did a fabulous job!! Fun idea!! I'd like to invite you to visit my blog - I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 50th post!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

  9. I've never tried free hand embroidery like that; it turned out really cool! Thanks for linking up with Embellish is for BOYS!


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