I made these cute little transfer appliques today:
The easiest, foolproof way to make an oval layered applique is to have a template with several size options:
You can click to download one that I’ve already put together….just download and print the PDF:
First, I printed my little woodland skunk onto transfer paper and cut him out. I marked an oval that would be slightly bigger than the little guy:
I ironed my skunk transfer onto white knit fabric:
Then I ironed fusible web / applique paper to the back of the fabric:
Then I used my oval template to mark around the skunk on the front:
Once the applique was cut out, I cut out the next size paper oval template:
I used the next size up to mark an oval onto red fabric (which fusible web / applique paper to the back). Then I drew scallop shapes all the way around:
I cut out the scallop shaped oval:
At this point I had two appliques: the red scallop and the white skunk. I peeled off the applique paper from the back and put them into place onto the front of a shirt. I used the iron to fuse the pieces into place:
I stitched the skunk piece into place using my sewing machine. You can also hand stitch your appliques.
The finished applique front:
I shortened the sleeves so that they were 3/4 length and added a small gathered area at the hem:
Then I added these little miniature toadstool appliques on top:
The finished woodland creature shirt:
I think my favorite part is the detail on the sleeves!
I haven’t made the pants yet…..but they’ll have coordinating knee patches!
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