Monday, April 26, 2010

How to do a simple applique

Do you have shirts laying around for your kids that are just plain? I picked up this blue onesie sometimes back, but I thought it needed some spunk. So here is what I did.

1. Decided what I wanted on the shirt. After I decided on a butterfly, I went online and found a butterfly picture that I liked. I then printed out the butterfly at a a reduced size.
2. I traced my butterfly onto Heat n' Bond paper.
3. I then ironed the paper to my shirt.
4. Knowing that my child is rough on her clothes, I then sewed a small zigzag stitch on my machine around the outline of the butterfly.

Voila! A whole new look. You don't necessarily have to sew the zigzag but it is less likely to come off your children's clothes if you do. You can also applique over ugly logos on your kid's shirts.


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Alisha said...

VERY cute! Love it! I wish I had some girls to applique and use those nice iron-on rhinestones. I'd wind up with little David Bowie boys running around. I somehow think that Dad would not be proud.

Lu said...

Well done! I plan on doing this to some of our clothes that have stains on them... Who never told me that carrots stain more than rice cereal? ;)

Evelyn Perkins said...

Ooo! I like the stitching around. Never mind that it secures the whole thing; it's cute! Another great idea Debra!

Mommy Bear said...

I need to try that! Thanks for sharing.

Abigail said...

Nice idea! You could even layer them or do them in a few other colours as well.

Orchardviewcottage said...

Great idea!! Thanks for the info, I'm gonna try it!