Dump Truck T-Shirt Party Favors
For a Truck or a Dump Truck Birthday Party, these dump truck party favors are super cute. I made these for all the boys that came to my son’s birthday party. I won’t lie to you it took quite a bit of time the way I made them. But it was very rewarding when I would see the kids around wearing the shirts that I had handcrafted! This could easily be done as a garbage truck party favor as well. Use the template for the garbage truck invitation and iron away.
I couldn’t decide on which color scheme I liked best so I made all different color combinations for the boys. Actually, the store where I bought the T-Shirts had a limited number of certain sizes and to get all the shirts I needed, I had to cross colors. So, it all worked out fine.
Dump Truck t-Shirt Party Favor Grey
Each shirt has a truck body and 3 truck wheels. The cutting out wasn’t too bad actually. It doesn’t matter if it’s perfect as the edged will fray with washing. Using a combination of Blue, White, Brown, Grey and Green will work for any boy and can be worn with jeans or khaki pants or even plaid shorts that are so popular right now.
To make the shirts, you’ll first cut out all your truck pieces ready to apply to the shirts. It’s best to use a heavier weight fabric close to denim but not that heavy. Use Double Stick Fusible Web to adhere the pieces to the shirt. Follow directions on the webbing or follow these steps. It’s important to pre-wash your fabric as it will shrink and you’d rather it shrink prior to applying the design on your shirt. If you think your shirts are going to shrink as well, it’s probably not a bad idea to buy preshrunk shirts or wash them yourself.
Dump Truck t-Shirt Party Favor Blue
1. Trace your design in reverse on the paper liner on the fusible webbing and remove second liner.
2. Stick webbing to the wrong side of the fabric.
3. Cut fabric and webbing along the traced lines.
4. Peel off the remaining paper liner and place the design on to the shirt. Truck body should be done first and then the wheels.
5. Press the pieces down with a hot iron with or without steam. Press the truck body first and then the wheels.
If you aren’t a seamstress, you can stop here. But if you don’t sew the pieces down the design won’t last as long. If you do sew, about 1/4″ in from the edges, top stick each piece in place with a contrasting color thread. And actually, you should sew the truck body down before applying the wheels. This will make top stitching a lot easier.
For presentation, I put each shirt in a favor box will each child’s name on it. This way I also didn’t have to sort through sizes at the party and worry that I had given the wrong size to the wrong child.
Resources: Template for Dump Truck, T-Shirts can be found at Target, Babies R Us or any major department store. Pretty much any quality t-shirt will work. Solid heavy weight fabric can be found any any fabric store in your area.