Let's eat turkey in a big, brown shoe. Thanksgivvvvvvviiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggg...is a special night. Henry's shirt is done. Kate's...well we've still got 3 days. Thought I might share a little turkey-tute in case you wanted one of your own. The process is a little thing called 'reverse applique' and if you've never done it, we'll it's a cinch. You can have one done in 15-30 minutes. There are a million ways to do this, but here's how I do mine.
You'll need a t-shirt or onesie, pins, button, felt, hand-needle and sewing machine. Actually it works to hand-sew it as well, so no worries if you don't have a machine.
1) Trace hand on paper and cut-out. Make sure you have a piece of fabric cut just bigger than the size of the cut-out. With the right side of the fabric up, place inside of shirt and pin to the front (where you want your applique to be. Right side of fabric is pinned to back side of front of the t-shirt). Make sure you place your cut-out on TOP of the underneath fabric.
2) Pin the cut-out down (not pictured) and then sew around the edge of the cutout (not pictured.) I have 2 kids you know. I can't photograph everything. Remove pins and hand template. You'll see the outline of a hand.
3) Next, gently pull apart the inside of the hand shape that you've just sewn, seperating the t-shirt and fabric. Cut only the top t-shirt, along the inside of the sewn line (making sure you don't cut the contrasting fabric underneath). Cut around entire inside of sewn line:
4) Stitch some legs. Sew on a button for the eye. Cut out some red felt for the gobble-gobble (that is the technical term, right?) and hand sew that on.
***edited to say, if you use a short stitch length (i.e., 2.5) your stitch lines won't be so wobbly gobbly. I was trying to make long stitches (bad idea on knit) so if you do a shorter stich, your lines will be straighter. Also, the only place I could find solid color tee's was Old Navy (trust me I went to 5 stores) I have a chocolate brown shirt I found at Babies-r-us for Kate's shirt.