Tuesday, November 24, 2009

T-Shirt Applique

I am so excited about learning how to sew appliques.  I have now done several t-shirts.  Here are a couple that I have created.  My latest is a Christmas t-shirt for my little girl.  I can't wait to try it on her when she wakes up from her nap!

This first one is a cross with two different fabrics.  The bottom one is obviously a tad bit larger.  I did not use the iron on paper for this because I really wanted the fabric to be able to fray.  I sewed an outline around the two pieces at the same time.  I think the more I wash/dry this shirt, the more it will have the rugged, frayed look that I want.

For the Christmas applique, I did use Heat N Bond. I also used a straight stitch on this applique. I printed my M from Pages (Mac software-equivalent to Word.)  Remember to print your letters/images in reverse. I free handed the Christmas tree. You might recognize the fabric from my Christmas apron.

So, what do you think? Check out other DIY projects at A Soft Place to Land and Today's Creative Blog.


Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Too cute! I have just started to teach myself to sew and love it! Only wished I had started earlier. Thanks for sharing the great ideas.

Kimmie said...

You did a great job on those t-shirts! This would be a really fun project for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted
*expecting again...from Ethiopia!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Very cute! I would love to make one for my daughter!


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