Snow White DisneyBound – Disney T-Shirt DIY

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I love having custom boutique clothing for my kids to wear when we visit the Disney Parks but fancy princess costumes aren’t always practical. DisneyBound is fun way of dressing up as a favorite character by using practical pieces from your closet. This Snow White DisneyBound t-shirt DIY can be adapted for both kids and adults. The sewing technique for applique I use in this tutorial is easy enough for anyone with a sewing machine to complete! And if you are an accomplished seamstress, I have the tips for more complex applique as well.

Looking for printable directions? I have them for you at the bottom of this post, however I do recommend you reading through the instructions and see the step-by-step photos beforehand. I’ve included plenty of tips and tricks along the way!

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Snow White DisneyBound T-Shirt DIY

DisneyBound outfits are a practical way of dressing up, whether you’re heading to the Disney parks or just want to represent a favorite character. Creating a Disney Snow White DisneyBound is so easy, especially with this sweet tutorial. You don’t need a literal costume to DisneyBound Snow White’s outfit. A royal blue tee, yellow bottoms and accents in red create the perfect Snow White look. This Disney t-shirt DIY will take you less than 2 hours start to finish.

While kids under 12 can dress in costume at Disneyland and Disney World, sometimes it’s not convenient to wear a princess dress. Polyester dresses are often hot, large and very glittery! Also adults can’t wear actual costumes, so DisneyBounding in comfortable cotton pieces is a practical way to express yourself in a unique outfit. Follow my Disney t-shirt DIY to create the ideal comfy style! 

Read more tips on dressing up kids for Disney parks and the best outfits for kids!

 

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Supplies Needed:

  • Snow White applique. Resize on your printer as needed to make the design smaller or larger as needed.
  • Thread in matching colors. Gutermann thread is my favorite brand as it’s strong (doesn’t break mid-project!), offers a wide range of colors and holds up to wash and wear.
  • Bobbin thread in color to match the shirt
  • Narrow yellow ribbon the length of the t-shirt plus 2 inches.
  • Iron

Snow White DisneyBound

Instructions for a Snow White DisneyBound T-Shirt DIY

Place a piece of fusible bond (bumpy side down) onto your design and trace out each individual shape using a Sharpie marker (ball point pens or pencils will smudge or smear off onto your iron, so a Sharpie is best).

You’ll have 4 small shapes and 2 large shapes, all in red cotton.

Cut around each piece of fusible bond but NOT on the Sharpie line (see image above on left). 

Iron the entire piece (bumpy side down) onto the red fabric.

Cut out each piece on the Sharpie line.

Adding Pieces to the Tee

Lay your shirt down and iron out any wrinkles in the design area. Open out sleeves and mark the center. Starting with one large shape, peel off the fusible bond backing and place down onto the tee in the middle of the sleeve. 

Use a smooth pressure to apply the piece to your tee shirt with the iron on a “cotton” setting. 

Repeat with two small pieces, angling them out slightly at the bottom (seen in the image below).

Repeat on the opposite sleeve with the other large piece and two small pieces. Once you have all your pieces securely ironed on, cut a piece of stabilizer slightly larger than the size of your design.

Carefully turn your shirt inside out and follow the package instructions to secure to the inside of the shirt (some stabilizers must be pinned on; I use one that can be ironed on and easily removed).

Turn the shirt right side out. Do not skip this step of using stabilizer! Stabilizer holds the design straight while you sew to avoid warping, puckering or rippling.

Sewing Your Snow White Appliques

Thread your sewing machine bobbin with the same color of thread as your t-shirt. Thread the needle with red thread and set the machine for your preferred sewing method.

There are two options, depending upon your sewing expertise:

  • Sew carefully along the outside edge with a tight straight stitch. Make sure to back stitch before and at the end of each strand to secure stitches.
  • Use a satin stitch (aka: a very close together zig-zag) around the edges of your applique pieces to secure them. This will create a more smooth and polished look. The satin stitch applique method is what I have used in the photos for this Disney t-shirt DIY.

Turn shirt inside out and remove all pieces of stabilizer. Turn shirt right side out.

Straight Stitch Applique Advice

It is important to stick with cotton or knit fabrics only when straight stitch appliqueing. Because the edges of the applique pieces are not covered, there is a chance that the edges of your cotton fabric may fray or curl slightly after a wash and dry. As long as you’ve properly stitched the pieces securely, slight fraying or curling should be fine and create a fun look to your design.

Taking Applique to the Next Level

Once your practiced straight stitch applique, the satin stitch applique method is an awesome way to create a polished, long-lasting look. Cover the stitches inside (because they will be thicker and potentially more itchy to the wearer) with a soft fusible Poly-mesh backing.

Adding the Ribbon

The finishing touch to your Snow White Disney t-shirt DIY is the thin yellow ribbon. Before sewing, you’ll want to ensure that your ribbon will not fray. There are two easy ways to do this – Lightly coat the edge of the ribbon with fabric glue. Or hold the edges of the ribbon above a flame to melt the edge (definitely use caution and a light hand on this method!)

Fold your t-shirt in half and press with an iron. This will create a temporary crease in the tee for placing your ribbon.

Turn the top edge of your ribbon over 1″ and place just under the neck band of the tee. You don’t want to cover the neck band with ribbon as this will make the stretchy neck band tighter and more difficult to put over your head.

Lay the ribbon over the crease in the shirt and use plenty of pins to secure the ribbon to the shirt. Be sure not to catch the backside of the shirt in your pins! A good method for pinning is to slide a piece of cardboard or a magazine inside the shirt.

Carefully machine sew (using yellow thread) from the neckline down.

When you reach the bottom, fold excess ribbon under the shirt and pin. Carefully sew the rest of the ribbon, catching the end of the ribbon in the stitch.

Once you have completed your Disney t-shirt DIY, finish off your Snow White DisneyBound with yellow bottoms. I chose these cute and comfy yellow shorts for my daughter, from Primary.com but you could also do a skirt, pants or leggings.

Printable Directions for Disney T-Shirt DIY

Yield: 1 tee

Snow White DisneyBound - Disney T-Shirt DIY

Snow White DisneyBound - Disney T-Shirt DIY

Easy Disney t-shirt for princess Snow White DisneyBound with applique printable that can be adapted for babies to adults.

Materials

  • Snow White applique (see original post for printable). Resize on your printer as needed to make the design smaller or larger as needed.
  • Tee shirt, washed and dried (no fabric softener).
  • Large scrap of fabric (choose cotton or cotton knit) in red.
  • Thread in matching colors.
  • Fusible bond
  • Bobbin thread in color to match the shirt
  • Sharpie Fine Point Marker
  • Stabilizer, like Sulky Sticky Self-Adhesive Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • Narrow yellow ribbon the length of the t-shirt plus 2 inches.

Tools

  • Sewing machine needle (jersey or Ballpoint Machine Needles give the best results for applique)
  • Iron

Instructions

    Refer to original post for step-by-step images.

    Place a piece of fusible bond (bumpy side down) onto your design and trace out each individual shape using a Sharpie marker (ball point pens or pencils will smudge or smear off onto your iron, so a Sharpie is best).

    You’ll have 4 small shapes and 2 large shapes, all in red cotton.

    Cut around each piece of fusible bond but NOT on the Sharpie line.

    Iron the entire piece (bumpy side down) onto the red fabric.

    Cut out each piece on the Sharpie line.

    Lay your shirt down and iron out any wrinkles in the design area. Open out sleeves and mark the center. Starting with one large shape, peel off the fusible bond backing and place down onto the tee in the middle of the sleeve. 

    Use a smooth pressure to apply the piece to your tee shirt with the iron on a “cotton” setting. 

    Repeat with two small pieces, angling them out slightly at the bottom.

    Repeat on the opposite sleeve with the other large piece and two small pieces. Once you have all your pieces securely ironed on, cut a piece of stabilizer slightly larger than the size of your design.

    Carefully turn your shirt inside out and follow the package instructions to secure to the inside of the shirt.

    Turn the shirt right side out.

    Thread your sewing machine bobbin with the same color of thread as your t-shirt. Thread the needle with red thread and set the machine for your preferred sewing method. Refer to original post with tips on two sewing options, either straight stitch or satin stitch.

    Turn shirt inside out and remove all pieces of stabilizer. If sewn with satin stitches, cover the stitches inside with a soft fusible poly-mesh backing.

    Prevent fraying on the ends of yellow ribbon using one of the two methods on original post.

    Fold your t-shirt in half and press with an iron. This will create a temporary crease in the tee for placing your ribbon.

    Turn the top edge of your ribbon over 1″ and place just under the neck band of the tee. You don’t want to cover the neck band with ribbon as this will make the stretchy neck band tighter and more difficult to put over your head.

    Lay the ribbon over the crease in the shirt and use plenty of pins to secure the ribbon to the shirt.

    Carefully machine sew (using yellow thread) from the neckline down.

    When you reach the bottom, fold excess ribbon under the shirt and pin. Carefully sew the rest of the ribbon, catching the end of the ribbon in the stitch.

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