Using creatively shaped and placed appliqué, you can cover a pesky stain or rip without anyone being the wiser. Appliqué is not new in the crafting world, but it’s good to remember it’s not just a technique for creating new designs. It’s also an easy and practical ways to extend the life of your children’s old clothes. Let’s save those stained shirts!
How to Appliqué
Paper backed fusible web (Pellon Wonder Under)
Fabric Stabilizer (optional)
1. With a pencil, draw desired shape as a mirror image on paper side of fusible web (if you use a font or shape from your computer, there is most likely an advanced “mirror image” printing option. Then trace onto paper side of fusible web)
2. With the paper side up, iron fusible web onto wrong side of scrap fabric.
3. Cut out appliqué following pencil lines.
4. Peel paper off appliqué & iron with fusible web side down, postitioned over stain.
5. Using a sewing machine, zigzag around outer edge of appliqué (placing a piece of tear away fabric stabilizer on the inside of the t-shirt will help keep shirt from stretching during sewing).
Find my monogram specific appliqué tutorial HERE
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