Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mission Possible

I've been looking a lot on Etsy at appliqued designs, and I always thought it would be so difficult. I always fear doing anything on the sewing machine besides a straight line, heck I've only just started sewing back in August. But I saw a shirt that was so cute I had to try it on my own!

And here's what I made, I used a couple plain tops she had laying around and turned them into much more!

Machine Appliques

Things you need:

Shirt, bottoms, hat, etc.
Liquid Stitch or pins
Pinking Sheers (prevents raveling)
Coordinating Thread

1. Draw design on the WRONG side of the fabric
2. Cut out design with regular scissors
3. Cut design with Pinking Sheers
4. Use liquid stitch to adhear design on shirt, let dry 10 min or so.
5. Use a zig-zag stitch and stitch around entire design.

And your done! How easy was that?


Jason & Katie Pittenger said...

You are just so crafty it makes me sick! Those look so good. I have also decided you need to start making the pillowcase dresses... SO CUTE!

Celice said...

Those look awesome!!

Something Borrowed, Something Blue... said...

Those look so great Meredith!! It makes me want to go and create something!!