Hey ya’ll! I know, I’ve not been around much, but there is still lots of sewing going on… actually more than usual. So, that’s good. Anyhow, I thought some of you might enjoy learning how to applique. This is a general tutorial, but if any of you would like to have the pdf of this particular design, please let me know! I’d be happy to post it.
Here we go. I use No-Sew Heat n Bond. Some people really like the Heat n Bond light. That will give your edges a nice frayed edge look, which is totally cute for some things, but here we went with the no fray look. Mmmkay?
Alright. First find your template. I usually google coloring pages or cartoon images to find just what I am looking for. I don’t want anything with too much detail or I will lose it with the fabric or it will become really difficult to sew around. I was doing these for a friend who is taking her daughter to Disney and the Animal Kingdom. So fun! Okay, so here’s my image.
Now, if you hold this up to a window or you just use a darker pen when doing the previous step, you can see this image through the Heat n Bond if you place it over the image. Now, do that and trace the image on the the PAPER side of the Heat n Bond. Because I wanted a different fabric for the bow than I did for the head, you will see that I sort of free handed the top of the head that would be later covered by the bow.
Now, peal off the paper back to the Heat N Bond and iron it onto your shirt where you want it. You can use many different stitches to stitch it on… now remember we used NO SEW Heat n Bond, but I still like the look of the stitching so I still stitch it on and if you use the light, you have to stitch it on… anywho… I just used a straight stitch here. Do the part of the design that will be covered first. Since I wanted my bow over the top of the head, I started with the head.
Totally fun and totally easy. It just opens up a world of possibilities. My SIL is really good at all this stuff. You should check her out. Don’t you love these? Now she has a fun shirt to wear to both Disney and the Animal Kingdom. She will be the coolest kid in school… or in the theme park… whatever!
Ta for now, my loves!
***Edit… now the PDF is available. Click below! Have fun, send pictures!***