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« on: April 23, 2006 09:33:41 AM »

I found this well-fitting shirt at the thrift store, but it had a Whole Foods applique on it...So i stencilled a skull on an old pillowcase, applied interfacing, and stitched it over the Whole Foods logo.

Placement (the little green box is where the back tag is stitched on, you can't see it when I'm wearing it):

Patch close-up:

Tag on the back (hand written with acrylics):

I'm terribly frightened of applique and somehow I always screw it up, but this was super easy, maybe because I'm familiar with stencilling, so the task didn't seem as daunting!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006 09:47:38 AM »

That is really cute! You did a great job!

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 10:03:28 AM »

Very nice pillowcase Cheesy And I really like the tag on the bag; smart thinking!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006 06:16:58 PM »

Thanks girls! I am officially unafraid of applique and will be doing it all the time now!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006 11:36:17 AM »

That is two awsome crafts in one!
A of all- the skull look great. Super clean! I like the skull on the flowery fabric too!
B of all- The applique is awesome! Did you run it on a machine or do it by hand?
C of all- The tag is rockin' too. I may have to buy some/make some to put into handmade/restitched things!

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006 04:05:44 PM »

the tag is a great idea! and your shirt is awesome.

« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2006 09:01:35 AM »

I used my machine to stitch it on- with black thread on the spool and green thread in the bobbin. The tag was super easy and quick to make- it would even be quicker to use a fabric pen (which would probably only work on lighter fabrics such as this one). I just stiffened it up with interfacing.
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