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on: February 08, 2008 02:25:02 PM 
Started by jayneysews, Message by jayneysews
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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
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

on: February 08, 2008 02:34:06 PM 
Started by jayneysews, Message by jayneysews
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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?


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!!!

on: February 08, 2008 07:32:31 PM 
Started by jayneysews, Message by snowball
Relevance: 6.2%
your my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

big big thanks for this wonderful tut!!!! Grin Grin
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