This weekend we tried our hand at appliqué. It was quite a success!
We had some plain t shirts that could use some spiffing up and some scrap fabric waiting to be utilized.
We found our designs via google images. You can find outlines of just about anything by putting the word "silhouette" after it. We searched "pumpkin silhouette" and "star silhouette" we printed out the images.
The girls then traced their images with a Sharpie on to a piece of Heat & Bond. (Found at any fabric store with very easy instructions.)
We ironed the Heat & Bond to the back of the fabric. Since the outline from the Sharpie was clearly visible, cutting the fabric was simple. (We did use fabric scissors for this step.)
Once the fabric was cut, the girls peeled off the paper from the Heat & Bind side and ironed the fabric right on the shirt.
We reinforced our fabric with a fancy zig zag stitch around the edges.
The girls were quite pleased with the outcome.
This will be on my radar every time I see plain shirts on sale. This project took just little over an hour and the girls had fun.