Sweet Little T-Shirt Appliques

| Apparel, Techniques, Tutorial

sweet appliquesweet applique

I love embellishing little t-shirts for my kids.  It’s great when they’re a light color and easy to add to it with a little freezer paper and paint.  But sometimes you want to add a little something to a dark shirt.  So here’s how I do it!

sweet applique

You’ll need a t-shirt (I picked up mine at Target for $5), a scrap of white knit fabric, a small piece of Heat n Bond, fabric paint, freezer paper, an iron, a sewing machine (or needle and thread).  For these shirts I used my valentine’s heart and ice cream cone designs.

My valentine was inspired by a little felt heart I found at Jo-Ann’s.  

sweet applique

Start with a small piece of knit cloth in white

sweet applique

Iron on the back a piece of Heat n Bond (an iron on adhesive with a paper backing).

sweet applique

Turn it over and add your freezer paper (already cut out to your desired design).  See how to do that (and more) hereI sometimes add little pencil marks to the paper side of the freezer paper to the small pieces so I don’t accidentally iron them onto the iron instead of the fabric.

sweet applique

Apply your paint.

sweet applique

You can easily do two colors too.

sweet applique

Once dry, heat set the image.

sweet applique

Trim off any excess material from around your applique.

sweet appliquesweet applique

Remove the paper backing, leaving the iron-on adhesive exposed.

sweet applique

Place the iorn-on applique on your shirt and iron in place.

sweet applique

Sew a quick line around the applique to ensure it will stay put.

sweet applique

And you’re done!

sweet appliquesweet applique
3 Comments

3 Comments on Sweet Little T-Shirt Appliques

  1. CraftCrave
    February 10, 2011 at 11:34 PM (6 years ago)

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

    Reply
  2. Sweeter Hours
    February 11, 2011 at 2:05 PM (6 years ago)

    I just heart freezer paper. Good for SO many things 🙂

    Reply
  3. Katrine
    February 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM (5 years ago)

    This is great! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *






Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
© 2010 - 2015 Punkin Patterns