Do you love your job? I am blessed to have a job that I love (and am excited about!).
I saw a behind-the-scenes of Pauley Perrette (Abby of NCIS) wearing a shirt that said "I [Heart] My Job," and was inspired. I finally made one. I decided to add "harpist" to the back, mimicking a sports jersey.
tshirt (from Bealls Outlet)
iron-on heart (from Hobby Lobby)
iron-on letters (from Hobby Lobby)
Try on your shirt and a line of tape where you want your letters (as a guideline for either the bottom or the top of your letters). Do the same for the back....you'll probably need a little help with that part.
With your shirt laid out on a flat surface, adjust the tape placement as needed. You might need to straighten the line, move the tape to the middle, or smooth out the tape.
Next, cut out your letters/heart, and line them up above (or below) your tape line. If you cut roughly around the shapes, that looks a little closer to how it will turn out.
Iron the letters/heart on according to the package directions. I had a little difficulty with the heart, bur the letters worked really well.
For the back, lay out your letters and iron them on, like on the front. As you can see, I used the tape as a guideline for the top of the letters for the back.
If you wanted to add some extra pizzazz, you could cut the back like in this harp t-shirt project.
Two other optional steps I followed:
-cut the bottom hem off (if your shirt is oversized or particularly long, this is one way to fix that).
-roll up and tack the sleeves
Here you can see the front of the shirt at the top of and the back of the shirt at the bottom.
My shirt did have one casualty....the H in harpist came loose. Since it was still partially attached and not lost, I was able to just iron it back on. Another option would be to try fabric glue.
What's your favorite part about your job? Let me know in the comments!
If you try this, make sure to tag me on social media or use #Fischarper.
a few details....
jeans: Calvin Klein
lips: Nars satin lip pencil in Rikugien
mascara: Benefit They're Real!
Barbara Fischer runs Fischarper, LLC and loves her job as a harpist and private music educator. She enjoys blogging about various aspects of the music field on fischarper.com/blog. For more music resources, check out the Fischarper Teachers Pay Teachers Store and Making Harp Lessons Exciting For Young Children, written by Bambi Fischer (Barbara’s mom!) and revised and edited by Barbara. You can connect with Barbara all over the interwebs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. And you can sign up to receive Fischarper updates by joining the email list.
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