My oldest boy gets to be in a community parade with his school, and the fourth grade’s float theme is football….leaving me to figure a quick DIY Jersey! I had a v-neck t-shirt, some silver iron on hem tape and scrap fabric in his school color. I picked “zero four” for his grade, but notice how the blue stands out? He’s my little number one (sort of three times over)! Bear in mind that he’s sitting on a wagon, so there was no need to do the back, although I would have put the school’s initials if I wouldn’t have had to dig to find more supplies. As it was I used ALL of the hem tape in the full pack I found, and didn’t even know where to look for the remnant of the other pack I had (it was all leftover from last year’s ‘Captain Underpants’ costume-the silver was the waist band of the undies).
I didn’t measure a single thing on this. The blue bands around the sleeves and the blocks for the zero are all about an inch, and the block for the four was a rough inch and a half. I just placed the blue pieces, then ironed the silver to catch both the shirt and the strip. I put the start/finish for the sleeves toward the bottom of the backside of the shirt and just ironed a few inches at a time, turning the sleeve until I was finished. The numbers are kinda weird, but they were quick and easy!! I used my hand between seams in the shirt to sort of place things and it’s off a bit, but he was so happy with the result!! You’ll find a step by step in pictures below if you click through the slide show!
This is perfect for a costume, a super bowl party or something like that, but I would run some stitching across everything if I wanted it to last…and probably to take an extra sec to line things up!