Monday, May 23, 2011

Applique T-shirt

In anticipation for my son's upcoming birthday, I made him his own personalized applique t-shirt.

Pattern for whatever you want to applique (I made mine out of cardstock)
Sewing machine

1) Create pattern out of cardstock for whatever you want to applique

2) Decide what material you want to use for your applique pieces - I chose fabric for the basketball and stripes, and felt for the number 2

3) Iron heat-and-bond to material pieces (don't pre-cut the pieces yet)

4) Trace pattern pieces on back of heat-and-bond paper

5) Cut out the traced pieces

6) Iron first piece onto t-shirt

7) Sew a zig-zag stitch around the edges of the ironed fabric piece to secure in place

8) Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all the pieces are ironed and sewn onto the t-shirt. (I found it easier to iron and then sew each piece separately rather than iron everything and try to stitch around it all)

1 comment:

Foust Family said...

That is too cute! I'm excited for his party!!! I'm glad we get to celebrate with you guys this year!

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