Minecraft patch from upcycled T shirt

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So, for the past six months, my kid’s been obsessed with this:

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A red pixelated turd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those whose kids are NOT obsessed with Minecraft, this is a Redstone. Redstones are items used in the Minecraft video game to transmit “power.”

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So it’s a magical pixelated turd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is what he wanted on his blanket for Christmas. I couldn’t find any Redstone blankets.

So I created one.

I had an old stained and torn t shirt that I sacrificed for the project.

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I printed the Redstone graphic on computer iron-on paper.

 

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Depending on what kind and brand of iron-on paper you use, you may need to reverse the image when printing it out

Leaving about a 1/4 inch around the image, I cut out the image and ironed it on the shirt.

Cut out the patch and started sewing. I set my sewing machine for a close zig zag stitch and started stitching the patch on.

The patch has a nice vinyl-like feel. I didn’t want to pin the patch onto the blanket, and poke holes in the patch.

 

As I’m sewing, I’m thinking, “This Redstone is suspiciously looking more brown than red.”

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And the fact that the red pixels now appear yellow certainly didn’t help

 

I don’t know if it was the mindless zigzagging around the patch, or the color, but I got distracted and screwed up. Because I didn’t tack down the patch before hand, the patch shifted position and I accidentally created a gap.

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There was no way I was going to pick out all those stitches and risk tearing the patch or putting unnecessary holes in the blanket.

Did I mention that this was happening two days before Christmas?

Ping! Idea struck!

I took the leftover t shirt, cut a few 1 inch strips of material, and stuffed the patch. Gave the patch a nice puffy appearance.

Laziness + time deadlines = innovation!

I finished sewing on the patch. It didn’t look half bad.

Next time I use this technique, I’ll tack the patch down with fabric glue before sewing. Even hot glue or spray on glue would be okay, since it’s temporary.

I wouldn’t use fusible interfacing or tape because I don’t know if the iron-on patch would peel or scorch due to additional applied heat.

Ta da! And how did the blanket go over?

He’s happy

What do you think?

 

 

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4 Responses to Minecraft patch from upcycled T shirt

  1. So cool when applying Minecraft images on shirts for kids! Can you guide me where to buy these images? I just heard that Amazon is selling T-shirts with Minecraft images. But i want to do one by myself for my little boy. Can you help me?
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  2. There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

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