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Topic: First time applique -- children's t-shirts  (Read 5213 times)
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« on: June 12, 2011 09:08:36 PM »

These are shirts I appliqued, as an angel in the latest onesie/toddler t-shirt swap round - my partner has her hands full right now, and has not posted pics, but I'm new to Craftster, and want to put some pictures on my favorite things in my profile, so I'm posting this picture here. (If this is the wrong place, please put it where it belongs!)

I looked at children's coloring books and online free clip art, and kind of changed some things around to create my own designs for four of the shirts. The sock monkey (his hat is my own design) was a favorite of mine and my son, and my partner really liked it too. The pirate started as just a skull and crossbones. My partner was pleased with all the shirts, and sent quite an excited PM when she received - lots of squeals and exclamation points! So, here are my first appliques - I used toddler t-shirts from Walmart; I removed the little pocket on two of the shirts and then prewashed all before applying the appliques. I also made a Ninni stuffed toy (used the current Ninni swap pattern) to match one of the shirts (he's the little striped guy on the yellow shirt). c&c welcome.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011 01:24:58 AM »

They are sweet, I love the turtle shirt Smiley Lovely applique
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011 02:51:12 AM »

These are sooooooo cute! I love the ape!
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011 04:04:37 AM »

Those are adorable!  I love them all, but the pirate and ninni are my faves!  And I think it's awesome that you made a ninni to go with it.  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011 07:56:23 AM »

Thank you, everyone. I appreciate the compliments.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011 10:01:42 AM »

I can't believe that was your first time. These are so cute! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011 10:15:21 AM »

Wow I love all of these!! The crab is by far my favorite.  Now for my question: what is an applique? Did you like make a patch out of fabric and sew it on or is it some kind of painting technique??
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011 10:29:13 AM »

Now for my question: what is an applique? Did you like make a patch out of fabric and sew it on or is it some kind of painting technique??
I made the patch (applique) from fusing (Lite Head-n-Bond is the product I used) fabric, most 100% cotton, and some flannel (monkey) and then satin stitch or zig-zag sewing (on my machine), for each of the pieces in the applique and then all around the edge of the applique. Once I had the applique completed, I fused it again to the shirt, and then satin stitched or zig-zagged all around to hold it in place. I don't know if this is the way others do it, as I had never done applique before. I just kinda ran with it. It is probably more steps than it needed to be, but I'm kinda kooky that way. Smiley I also have trouble writing short replies, and posts. Thank you for the compliments.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011 12:15:33 PM »

I can't believe that was your first time. These are so cute! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
Thanks, rackycoo - I am honored!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2011 02:55:40 PM »

Those are all adorable!  Love the turtle!
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