Elmo Shirt

Eli loves Elmo.


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Elmo’s name was one of his first 5 words.

I think he loves Cookie Monster more. (Don’t tell Elmo.) He loves pretending to be Cookie Monster shoveling imaginary cookies in his mouth while making “nom nom nom” noises.

But the only plain t-shirt in his size in the house was Cookie Monster blue… not the best background for an appliqued Cookie Monster.

So Elmo it is. The red comes from a dollar store wool blazer that I felted in the wash. (It is amazing what you can find at a dollar store sometimes!) The other fabrics are all from old t-shirts. (You may recognize that orange, Aunt Sylvia.) Heat ‘n’ Bond and blanket stitch and there you have it…

One happy little boy.

Not that he would produce any semblance of a “happy” face while I was taking pictures. I gave up after I shot about 50, feeling very thankful for digital photography and not needing to invest a ton of time and money to confirm my suspicion that there wasn’t a single smile in the lot.  But at least you can see how serious he is about Elmo …and pushing buttons.

Here’s where I’m linking up.


At Home With KNot Just a HousewifeHope StudiosFunky Polkadot Giraffe,

Kammy’s KornerThe Kurtz CornerI’m Topsy TurvyTip Junkie,

Raising 4 PrincessesThe Creative Itch BoutiqueSchwin and Schwin

Tip Junkie handmade projects


Sew Much AdoFrugally SustainableThe Shady PorchTea Rose HomeLil’ Luna,

Someday CraftsPassionately ArtisticWhatever Wednesday, Trendy Tots


Mom On TimeoutThrifty DecoratingBear Rabbit Bear,

The Crafty BlogstalkerThe Shabby Creek CottageHouse of Hepworths,

Sorta Crunchy, Delightful OrderSaved by Love Creations,

Between U & Me,  Anything Goes Linky Party,


Simply DesigningWhipperberry,  Happy Hour Projectskojodesigns,

Joyful StamperMaking Lemonade BlogThirty Handmade Days,

Release Me CreationsNaptime CraftersRomantic HomeFinding Fabulous,

Shabby NestFrench Country Cottage, The Charm of HomeThe Grant Life,

At the Picket FenceFingerprints on the Fridge, One Art Mama2805


The Gingerbread BlogToo Much Time On My Hands,

Six Sisters StuffSerenity YouBe Different Act Normal


Homemaker on a Dime,  I {heart} Naptime,  Flamingo ToesMy 1929 Charmer Blog,


Get Outta My Head PleaseSkip to My LouThe Gunny SackSew Can Do,

Singing Three Little BirdsEtcetorizeDittle Dattle,

C.R.A.F.T.,  diy home sweet homeCraft-O Maniac, Sew Chatty, Artful Rising,

Sarahndipities Just Winging ItEverything Under the Moon,

The Cure for the Common Monday



  1. Courtney S. said,

    February 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    How much would you charge to make one of these for a teenager? Tiffany and her friends LOVE Elmo and Cookie Monster. I figure that would be MUCH better then some of the other stuff teens are wearing now-a-days.

  2. ReStitch Me said,

    February 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Very cute! I loved Sesame Street growing up. I even had an Oscar the Grouch alarm clock. 🙂

  3. February 22, 2012 at 4:33 am

    You are so creative! I’m going to pin this!!!

  4. Inder said,

    February 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    This turned out PERFECTLY. Wow. It looks great! I love the idea of felt appliques, I may have to work on a train for my Joe …

  5. Kim said,

    February 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

    How cute! You did a great job! My baby loves Elmo right now too, so fun! I would love for you to come link this up to Trendy Tots at http://areal-lifehousewife.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-she-wore-wednesday-and-trendy-tots_22.html
    Found you through Delightful Order 🙂

  6. Melanie said,

    February 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

    How great!! Happy to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com

  7. Deb Neerman said,

    February 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    What a fabulous project! And your Eli is a living doll!!!

  8. Katie said,

    February 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This is sooo cute!! I made my little 10 1/2 month old a shirt with an elmo tie. I think you would like! Would love to have you check it out!


  9. Jacki O. said,

    February 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I found you from Naptime Crafters–I love this idea! So much better than mass produced stuff 🙂 I pinned it because I will be making one :). Thanks for sharing!

    • February 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Than you so much, Jacki. I hope you post about your shirt when you make it. I’d love to see how it comes out!

  10. February 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Thank You for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  11. February 25, 2012 at 6:35 am

    So cute…sure to be a favorite for Eli! And those ribbon streamers are great too. Such fun ideas. 🙂
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  12. February 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    It’s so cute and he’s precious! Great project! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  13. February 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

    That is so impressive and too cute! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  14. Maysem said,

    February 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    That’s the cutest Elmo shirt ever!! Love it on the blue t-shirt…perfect color combination! Now you just have to make a Cookie Monster one:D Did you hand draw that Elmo sketch?

    • February 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you for the compliment. I want to make him a Cookie Monster shirt eventually but first I’m making him one with the Baby Einstein logo. I hand drew the Elmo sketch using the packaging of his toothpaste as a reference.

  15. six sisters said,

    February 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Cute. We loved having you join us at “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters

  16. March 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Thank You for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

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