Hey y’all! I am so very excited to be here at One Little Momma to chat-it-up about babies and tiny things for babies. We all know Kilee is on a baby kick right now, and it’s no wonder with her new little snuggly Knox in her arms (who arrived just a few short weeks ago)…so I am going to show you how I make unique applique shirts and onesies (like I create custom in my shop).
I am Ashley from Apples By Ashley. I am a creative wife, novice mother, handy crafter and strong woman—pretty much, I’m just like you. I love to share my projects, and maybe inspire a few other strong women in the process. I enjoy blogging about sewing, DIY, fashion, paper crafting, jewelry and creatively thrifting along with some easy recipes and party planning. Feel free to hop over and learn more about me, and my blog, after soaking up cute baby themed posts here at One Little Momma.
- Onesie/t-shirt/article of clothing
- Cotton fabric of your choice (cotton launders the best, as far as appliques goes)
- Iron-on adhesive (lite or no-sew strength is up to you)/ iron and ironing board
- Scissors/pen or pencil
- Sewing machine/thread (if needed-I’ll explain more about this later)
——-Okay, here we go!
4. Once you have a smaller piece of iron-on adhesive, place it directly onto your fabric with the paper printed side up (see the adhesive backing in the picture above contains part of the brand’s logo). Carefully press the iron over the paper backing until the adhesive melts onto the cotton fabric – you will know this has happened when the paper backing no longer slides on top of the fabric.
7. Peel the paper backing off your applique and place the design onto your article of clothing. It will not adhere until heat is applied, so feel free to reposition the applique until you determine exactly where you would like it on the garment. Then apply heat by pressing the iron directly over the cotton fabric design (do not rub or slide the iron on this step, or it could shift the applique and cause adhesive to be exposed and the applique to no longer be where you want it).
10. Clip all the strings (from your stop and start points of stitching). Remember to flip the garment inside out to clip the strings left by the bobbin as well.
11. Flip the garment right-side-out, and press again with an iron if needed.
If I was wrapping the present, this is what I’d use…no matter if it was for a boy or girl! You can’t go wrong with black and white houndstooth 😉
Now you are armed with the ability to spontaneously create a unique item of clothing for someone near and dear to you…or for just about anyone on the street! Since these are so easy and quick to make, you just might not stop 🙂 Wahoo! Now you can design your own applique children’s clothing!
Thanks again, Kilee, for inviting me to guest post while you are enjoying the sweet addition to your family!
I’d be over the moon if you would drop by my blog and check out more fun projects like: how-to tailor your jeans to fit your body, peplum top for a preschooler, whimsical mini rosette necklaces or to learn more about an awesome Blog Hop Monthly Challenge for the month of June. You can also find me on Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Pinterest * Google +
how do u like them apples?