Rocket Ship Applique (Free Download)

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A rocket ship applique! Click the image below for the free PDF template so you can make your own. You don’t even need a sewing machine…..use knit fabric so it doesn’t fray and hand stitch the edges with DMC thread.


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It’s so hard to find good quality boy t-shirts without pockets….so I usually just end up taking the pockets off with my seam ripper:



Applique basics: apply adhesive web to the back of the fabric, cut out the pieces and adhere with an iron:



Hand stitch with a simple running stitch:



A finished rocket ship!


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You can find more detailed applique instructions in these two tutorials:




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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Love it!!! I definitely need to make one for Ben. Alas, good knit is hard to come by around here, so I may have to use regular cotton fabric. =\

  2. 2
    Megan hutchison says:

    What about using a felt? Not sure is the web backing will work with it. Just be careful the iron isn’t too hot. Headed on a little road trip tonight so this will give me something to so in the car.

  3. 3
    Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much! This is adorable.

  4. 4

    Squeel! I love this! Adding to my to do list now!

  5. 5

    I’m an idiot. I have a huge stash of t-shirts to use. lol

  6. 6
    amanda g says:

    love it! i will have to try this out for my boys:)

  7. 7

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve got the perfect project for it. And congratulations on your pregnancy!

  8. 8
    natalie says:

    Hello, I love your tutorials! They are so easy to follow. Can I ask a question. I want to make some butterfly appliques for my toddlers blank tshirts but I want the butterfly wings to pop out rather than lie flat. Can you advise a material that I could use that this might work with? thanks for your help! Natalie

  9. 9

    This is so adorable! I would like to post a link to this tutorial on my website, Would you be alright with that?

  10. 10

    Thank you! I was wondering what I could make for my nephews using swatches of fabric I designed in honor of their Dad who is deployed with the US Navy. (The planes on the fabric are Navy P3’s) This was my first applique attempt, leaves alot to be desired but I’m still very proud. You had a really excellent pattern. Thank you for sharing it.