February 18, 2011

Tutorial: How to make a sewn applique shirt

Sewn Applique Shirt Tutorial
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LETS CREATE SOMETHiNG GREAT!
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Supplies Needed:
  • Fabric of your choice
  •  Pen
  •  Scissors
  • Template (I'm using a number 1)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Iron
  • Shirt
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STEP 1:

Iron the Heat N Bond to the backside of your fabric
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STEP 2: 



Trace your template on the Heat N Bond paper.

Make sure to reverse the image (mirror image) so it is not backwards on your shirt.
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STEP 3:


Cut out your fabric design.
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Step 4:


Fold your shirt in half and iron it to create a crease. Now, fold your template in half to create a crease. DO NOT IRON THE TEMPLATE.
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STEP 5:


Line up the crease in the template to the crease in the shirt.
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STEP 6:

Iron the fabric template to the shirt.

Follow the Heat n Bond directions for ironing.
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STEP 7:


 Sew around the edges of your fabric template.

I used a straight stitch for this applique, but I also like using a zig zag stitch.
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STEP 8:

 Clip off the extra thread and enjoy your new applique shirt :)

These make great birthday presents and baby shower gifts! Make one for the childs age and initial of their name. You can even make a silhouette shape of a plane, skull, star or whatever else you can think of.
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Check out Jaxson wearing 3 different applique boys shirts by clicking here. He is wearing a tie applique shirt, a number "1" baseball applique shirt, and a colorful skull "J" applique shirt.

Have fun creating! I would love to see what you make :)

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