Happy Sewing Month! I was going to write a fun historical fact about sewing, but nothing was really all that…fun. Sewing? Awesome. History of sewing? Snooze-fest.
- A tshirt, onesie, or whatever fabric you’re going to put the applique on
- Fabric(s) to create your applique
- Wonder Under or other fusible adhesive paper (like Fuse2Fuse or Heat N Bond, but I like Wonder Under)
- Lightweight fusible webbing
|I’ll demonstrate a stacked applique. First layer is the background. Iron.|
|Add the body. Iron.|
|I add more body parts, which gives the applique a lot of depth. Iron again!|
|Last things, eyes, beak, brown wings. Iron again.|
|This step is important: Turn the garment inside-out and cut a square of fusible webbing the size of your applique. Iron glue-side down. This will reinforce the fabric since it will be sewn quite a bit.|
|Preparing to sew: Get your thread color of choice and white bobbin thread (if you want it to blend in with the white shirt.) Find the stitch settings you want to use on your machine. This is what the applique stitch looks like (#28.)|
|I also like to use #5 and #8 (zigzag.) Sometimes I use a plain stitch, for more detailed appliques, like the White Tree Onesie.|
|This is after I’ve gone around everything with the applique stitch. I didn’t do it on the fuzzy white fabric, since on the wings it was secure enough and I’m going to put buttons on the eyes. I just need to add a stitch around the border.|
|Clip all your threads (remember the ones on the inside!) You’re done!|
P.S. Do you want to applique this owl? You can purchase the applique kit HERE
P.P.S. I have just added new templates to the Templates page!