Mummy Shirt Tutorial

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Download our free pattern and directions. If you want a little more help, the directions below include pictures.

Supplies you’ll need:
:: Black shirt
:: White knit fabric
:: Black knit fabric
:: Orange knit fabric scraps
:: Fusible webbing (such as Pellon Wonder Under)
:: Black thread
:: White thread
:: Scissors
:: Iron
:: Sewing machine
:: Mummy pattern

1 :: Wash and dry the shirt and fabric.

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2 :: Cut out a white circle, black stripes and black circles. Also, cut yourself a large black square to appliqué the face onto.

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3 :: Cut out a circle of fusible webbing just smaller than the white mummy face circle. According to manufacturer directions, adhere the white circle to the black square.

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4 :: Layer all the mummy stripe pieces onto the white circle, as pictured. The stripes should hang off the edge of the white circle. (You’ll trim those in step 7.) Pin carefully to hold stripes in place as you sew.

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5 :: Using a tight straight stitch, sew down the middle of each black stripe beginning and ending on the edge of the white fabric. Be sure to double stitch the ends carefully, as you don’t want to accidentally sew the stripes onto the black background fabric.

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6 :: Add the eyes and mouth stripes. Straight-stitch large zig zags across the eyes for added texture.

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7 :: Once all the pieces are sewn onto the mummy face, carefully trim the black stripes to match the white circle. Also, trim the black square into a circle about ½” larger than the mummy’s face, all around.

8 :: From the fusible webbing, cut a circle just smaller than the black circle the mummy’s face has been appliquéd onto. Follow manufacturer directions to adhere entire mummy face to shirt. Using your white thread, sew 3 circles around the mummy’s face. The first circle should be on the white portion of the face, work your way out onto the black fabric for the remaining circles.

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9 :: Using orange fabric scraps and your black thread, straight-stitch large zig-zags across the orange fabric to adhere it to the shirt. Repeat on the back center of the shirt, just under the neckline.

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10 :: Carefully clip all the loose threads. Wear.

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