My boys convinced me that they “needed” lab coats for chemistry class. My first stop was Good Will to find 2 large, white, button-up shirts. Woo Hoo, five minutes in the store and I had two white shirts that would work. Next stop was the craft store for some iron-on letters, fabric paint and heat bond.
While looking for the heat bond, I found some great oversized, primary colored buttons. (Big Basic Buttons, 6/Pkg, Primary)
I couldn’t resist the urge to continue our button sewing history lesson into this week’s science lesson. It was a great review and the larger buttons were easier for my youngest to sew.
Since one of the shirts was long sleeved, I cut off the sleeves and taught my son to hem the new length. Since I was using the heat bond for the hem, my son thought this was the easiest thing to do.
Now if you can handle some simple stich sewing, use some of the left over sleeve material to make a second pocket. Then we ironed on their names and used the fabric paint for some decorations.