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« on: February 08, 2008 02:25:02 PM »

So those dull t shirts that our kiddos get bought,lets jazz them up Wink

Firstly assemble your materials-
Plain T shirt (washed)
An iron
Thread
Scissors
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size 14 Ball point needle
Clear applique foot for your machine
Patterned fabric
Stich and tear
Heat n bond



Cut from your fabric the design you wish to have on your T ,with a wide border round the edge about a cm will be fine!



Then draw round on the papery side of the heat n bond the shapes you have chosen for your applique
 



Then cut the heat n bond out so we have this............... ...



The fuse the glue side to the WRONG side of your fabric with the iron set to the temp suggested on the Heat n bond stuff



Then at this point,cut away the extra around the edges,to the final shape size,design which will be on your T,if it is a little pic,like I have with the owls leave a border,where the satin stich will be so the image itself has no stitching on it to spoil the design,IYSWIM?



Thsi all seems very,very complex and wordy,but infact takes five mins,once you work it out!!! Wink

The the fun!!
Peel the paper backing from the appliques,i find this thrilling,but I am odd and tragic I know Embarrassed Wink Grin



The play around a bit with the placements of the pics




Until you decide how you like it!!!
The iron them onto the T in the place you think looks the best!
Grab some stich n tear ,I have tiny bits saved from bigger projects which I piece together for kiddies ones,I tend to lay them out on the top to see I have enough for coverage Wink

The pin the stitch n tear in place roughly on the back on your tee,making sure the area which will be stitched has coverage

Grab your threads
 

and your needle(ball point remember)



And with a nice tight zig zag sew,sew,sew



I like to set my stitch width and length in advance so i know it is fine for the job!

Here we go................. .(My machine was a day pre service here,and having trouble with zig zag,normally i would do a much shorter stitch,a satin stitch,but it was having trouble)


So turn the T inside out and pull the threads through and tear away the stitch n tear


And here we go Grin


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008 02:34:06 PM »

Here is a second method too Wink
I am doing two things differently here,one is to use a straight stitch,in order to get a semi frayed /vintagey look to your applique.
The other thing is to use ones own shapes and images,rather than one from a fabric,like the elephant and frog tees I just made! Wink

Really the world is your oyster here,and the satin stitch or striaght stich can be used whenever where ever you feel like that is the look you are going for KWIM?

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Here is an apple T,first step design your applique,on paper,then trace it onto the Heat N bond



Then like before fuse this onto the wrong side of the fabric of choice



Cut out this design,this time to the actual edges,not leaving a border like before! Smiley



Peel the backing and fuse onto the T



Fix the stitch n tear behind the applique like before

Sew a few mm from the edge of the design with the clear foot ,ball point needle and a STRAIGHT STITCH



The usual pulling threads through,tearing away the stich  n tear and you are good to go!!!






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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008 02:36:14 PM »

wowzie! owlsies! and great instructions too -- both kinds! oh my!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008 02:47:45 PM »

Very cute use of applique!  Great instructions as well!
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008 02:49:07 PM »

Great instructions!  I've done appliques, but I've never used the stitch n tear stuff - which is probably why my edges don't turn out as nice as yours.  It's definitely on the list for next time though.  And I'm surely showing what a novice I am, but what do you mean by pulling the threads through?  How exactly does one do that?  Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008 02:55:55 PM »

Thank you thank you thank you!  I was so curious how to do this!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008 03:01:54 PM »

Great instructions!  I've done appliques, but I've never used the stitch n tear stuff - which is probably why my edges don't turn out as nice as yours.  It's definitely on the list for next time though.  And I'm surely showing what a novice I am, but what do you mean by pulling the threads through?  How exactly does one do that?  Thanks!



The stitch n tear is merely a stabiliser,I tend not to bother too much much with this for applique on non stetch,but on T shirts it really helps to give a smooth end product with no puckering ,KWIM?I heard of Mamas using coffee filters ,same kind of thing,

The heat n bond is the fusing product,they are not expensive a roll lasts foever,even me and i am an applique NUT :oand the results from using it are so nice!!!!

Well if you turn your work over to the wrong side and where the stich ends there is a loop,if you pull the loop with the end of a needle it will pull the top thread through to the back,so finishing it off and meaning when you cut it will not unravel
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008 03:24:11 PM »

Those are so cute, and great pic tutorial (those are the kind I like! Wink). I have a couple of plain light and dark orange tees for my DD that I will have to try this on. Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008 03:29:35 PM »

 Grin Yay!! I have all the stuff and PLENTY of scraps to be used for appliqus! Now to find shirts and stuff to embellish....
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 07:07:51 PM »

 Wink Thanks for the great tuts! Will be using very soon.....
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008 07:32:31 PM »

your my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

big big thanks for this wonderful tut!!!! Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008 10:42:01 PM »

best tute i've seen all week! thanks jayney!
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2008 07:06:17 AM »

I have been wanting to try this! THANKS!!!  Kiss
To anyone looking for a cheep solid tee- Walmart has solids on sale in the baby section up to 5t for $2!!!! (girls for sure, i dunno about boys)
Might be a good way to practice!

ETA: does anyone know what that softy stuff is that good stores use on the back side of the stitching to make it soft on the skin? It is like the tear away stuff, but really soft, small netting and it stays in??? TIA
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2008 03:47:06 PM »

would you be able to do this without Heat n Bond but instead with say..fabric glue?
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2008 04:08:12 PM »

I am not sure how needle freindly that would be,I once did some fabric glue sewing and got my machines pretty gunked up,the thing with the heat n bond is it seals the edges as soon as you cut it KYWM?

Try though I am sure for small appliques it would be fine
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2008 05:52:18 PM »

janey, excellent tute! Thank you very much!! This is pretty much how I've done a few in the past, so it's good to know I was/am doing it "right"  Cheesy

would you be able to do this without Heat n Bond but instead with say..fabric glue?

I used basting spray to do a small (2x2 at most) applique the other day. It's gummy to touch, but didn't affect my machine...I wouldn't do a bigger one with it though - gah. Not sure about fabric glue.

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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2008 05:59:09 PM »

those owls are so rad!!!  why have i not thought to do this before now!!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2008 06:38:43 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2008 03:33:07 AM »

thanks for the advice!must try to find some Heat n Bond in lil ol Greekieland Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2008 06:04:38 AM »

janey, excellent tute! Thank you very much!! This is pretty much how I've done a few in the past, so it's good to know I was/am doing it "right"  Cheesy

would you be able to do this without Heat n Bond but instead with say..fabric glue?

I used basting spray to do a small (2x2 at most) applique the other day. It's gummy to touch, but didn't affect my machine...I wouldn't do a bigger one with it though - gah. Not sure about fabric glue.

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Hmm not sure it is RIGHT,lol!!!!
I just know it works and they stay in place over three kids worth of washing over 9 years lol!!! Wink
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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2008 11:17:17 PM »

This is so helpful! Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2008 08:16:18 AM »

Thank you very much! These are the best instructions.
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2008 08:20:17 AM »

Bookmarking this! Thanks for the great tute! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2008 12:25:12 PM »

Ok my problem is when I come to a small sized curve, or corner I cant get it to go around smoothly. I turn it and I end up with a gap on the corner missing thread. It looks weird. Suggestions?
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2008 01:04:39 PM »

On an external curve corner leave your needle in the fabric on the outer edge and trun gradually some corners rounded edges require two or three stopping and lifting feet,KWIM?
On an internal corner like that on a star where the points join for instance sink your needle in the inteinner side and lift foot then back stitch and then forwards....erk i am visu7al person so i am crappity at explaining this...
but I hope it help,slowly does it too Wink
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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2008 04:31:31 AM »

oh wow!

this is a fantastic tute!

thanks!

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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2008 06:16:43 AM »

Wonderful tutorial - thanks!  Now I need to get that stitch and tear stuff.  I usually use the double sided interfacing for the appliques, but I have some heat and bond in my stash that I've been meaning to try.  The stitch and tear is likely the reason I get puckers on knits when I applique on them.  Now I need to go to the fabric store!
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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2008 10:07:10 AM »

 Shocked Very awesome tute!  My girls have tons of (stained) shirts that I refuse for them to wear.  Now I can make them pretty and cover up the stains.  Thank you so much!

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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2008 04:46:04 PM »

Thanks for the tute. I just used it for the dress I just posted.
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« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2008 06:55:26 PM »

I kept meaning to search for this b/c I know I saw it awhile back and I stumbled upon it by accident so now it's bookmarked.

Thanks for the great tute, I love pics it makes it so much easier to understand what you're doing!
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2008 03:07:49 AM »

this is cool...I will try it soon
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« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2008 02:25:26 PM »

I kept meaning to search for this b/c I know I saw it awhile back and I stumbled upon it by accident so now it's bookmarked.

Thanks for the great tute, I love pics it makes it so much easier to understand what you're doing!

Awww thanks so much I hope you make many fabby things using it
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2008 07:03:34 PM »

thanks so much this was reassuring as i did my first applique a few weeks ago and still wonder about if i did it right now i know i did Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2009 08:31:12 AM »

Awesome tutorial. I am definitly stopping at the craft store today to get some supplies and try this out!!!
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You are welcome...be sure to post pics of your work!!! Grin
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2009 05:00:11 PM »

I am seriously loving this!!!  I am really into owls, so the owl-appliqued shirt rocks!  I am now going to have to go find some shirts to applique. 
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« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2009 01:06:53 PM »

Thank you for the tutorial, I have been wanting to make some applique shirts, but did not know how to. I can't wait to get started.
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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2009 07:51:28 PM »

Thanks for the technique. I'm planning on doing one of these for my nephew. Very cute owls!
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