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Title: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews on February 08, 2008 02:25:02 PM
So those dull t shirts that our kiddos get bought,lets jazz them up ;)

Firstly assemble your materials-
Plain T shirt (washed)
An iron
Thread
Scissors
Thread
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!!! ;)

The the fun!!
Peel the paper backing from the appliques,i find this thrilling,but I am odd and tragic I know :-[ ;) ;D



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 ;)

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




Title: Re: Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews on February 08, 2008 02:34:06 PM
Here is a second method too ;)
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! ;)

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?

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225831.0

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! :)



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!!!








Title: Re: Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: Caine on February 08, 2008 02:36:14 PM
wowzie! owlsies! and great instructions too -- both kinds! oh my!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: the_christine on February 08, 2008 02:47:45 PM
Very cute use of applique!  Great instructions as well!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: hotfudge 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!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: faerieflings on February 08, 2008 02:55:55 PM
Thank you thank you thank you!  I was so curious how to do this!!!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews 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


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: KateV on February 08, 2008 03:24:11 PM
Those are so cute, and great pic tutorial (those are the kind I like! ;)). I have a couple of plain light and dark orange tees for my DD that I will have to try this on. Thanks!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: RockstarMom on February 08, 2008 03:29:35 PM
 ;D Yay!! I have all the stuff and PLENTY of scraps to be used for appliqués! Now to find shirts and stuff to embellish....


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: hippiejo74 on February 08, 2008 07:07:51 PM
 ;) Thanks for the great tuts! Will be using very soon.....


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: snowball on February 08, 2008 07:32:31 PM
your my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

big big thanks for this wonderful tut!!!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: ryepie on February 08, 2008 10:42:01 PM
best tute i've seen all week! thanks jayney!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: sweetiepickles on February 09, 2008 07:06:17 AM
I have been wanting to try this! THANKS!!!  :-*
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


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: queen lila 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?


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews 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


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: QuiltersBlock 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"  :D

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.

QB


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: kimmasaurus on February 09, 2008 05:59:09 PM
those owls are so rad!!!  why have i not thought to do this before now!!!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: funda62 on February 09, 2008 06:38:43 PM
Thank you so much for the tutes!  I love it.


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: queen lila on February 10, 2008 03:33:07 AM
thanks for the advice!must try to find some Heat n Bond in lil ol Greekieland ;)


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews 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"  :D

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.

QB

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!!! ;)


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: grenouille78 on February 10, 2008 11:17:17 PM
This is so helpful! Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: mom232 on February 12, 2008 08:16:18 AM
Thank you very much! These are the best instructions.


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: llisaredd on February 12, 2008 08:20:17 AM
Bookmarking this! Thanks for the great tute! :D


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: chinarockfishakm 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?


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews 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 ;)


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: purple princess on March 24, 2008 04:31:31 AM
oh wow!

this is a fantastic tute!

thanks!

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: StacyCK 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!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: multicrafty on March 24, 2008 10:07:10 AM
 :o 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!

*bookmarking*


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: Munora on March 25, 2008 04:46:04 PM
Thanks for the tute. I just used it for the dress I just posted.


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: MacesMeMe 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!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: virsaq07 on September 23, 2008 03:07:49 AM
this is cool...I will try it soon


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews 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


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: crunchycrafts 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 :)


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: SpencerTwins2007 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!!!


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: jayneysews on March 15, 2009 01:43:21 PM
You are welcome...be sure to post pics of your work!!! ;D


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: ArtmamaJen 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. 


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: lostinstitches 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.


Title: Re: *TUTE*Want to applique a kids tee??? Here is how pic heavy
Post by: Giddiup222 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!