Friday, March 19, 2010

Easy Shirt Applique Tutorial: Hand-Me-Down REHAB

Okay, I really should be studying for my WEST-E Math exam that I have to take next month.  (I got my results back this week for my WEST-E Chemistry test I took last month which I passed with flying colors.  Yeah!)
But instead I thought I'd get this tutorial up real quick.  This is simlar to other appliques I've done in the past.  I started with a plain long sleeve shirt.  Since the sleeves were too long, I cut them shorter and did a super easy ruffled hem (click to see my tutorial for that.)
Then I cut my shape out of the fabric with a little extra along the sides.  In this case, it matched the appliques I put on Firecracker's pants.  I cut out a piece of Heat 'n Bond Lite approximately the same size and ironed it to the back of the fabric.  (Make sure to put a piece of scratch paper underneath in case your Heat'n Bond goes beyond the edges of your fabric.  You don't want a gluey iron or ironing board.)
Once it cools, trim your applique fabric to exactly how you want it to look.  Peel off the paper, and place it where you want it on the shirt, and iron it on well.
Then sew around the edge with a straight stitch.  Then put a touch of Fray Check along the edges.  (Sorry, this is a picture from doing it to the pants.
And you're done!  Go be a free spirited Firecracker.

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