How to Make Layered Transfer Applique

How to Make Layered Transfer Applique via lilblueboo.com

I made these cute little transfer appliques today:

Woodland Creatures Layered Transfer Applique via lilblueboo.com

 

I used graphics by Rebekah Ginda. This is the Woodland Creatures set available in the shop here….printed off onto Super Soft Transfer Paper.

Woodland Creatures Layered Transfer Applique via lilblueboo.com

The easiest, foolproof way to make an oval layered applique is to have a template with several size options:

Oval Templates via lilblueboo.com

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:

Woodland Creatures Layered Transfer Applique (Step 1) via lilblueboo.com

I ironed my skunk transfer onto white knit fabric:

Woodland Creatures Layered Transfer Applique (Step 2) via lilblueboo.com

Then I ironed fusible web / applique paper to the back of the fabric:

Applique Tutorial (fusible web) via lilblueboo.com

Then I used my oval template to mark around the skunk on the front:

Applique Tutorial (disappearing ink pen) via lilblueboo.com

Once the applique was cut out, I cut out the next size paper oval template:

Applique Tutorial (skunk applique) via lilblueboo.com

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:

Make a Scalloped Applique via lilblueboo.com

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:

Make a Scalloped Applique Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I stitched the skunk piece into place using my sewing machine.  You can also hand stitch your appliques.

Sewing DIY Applique via lilblueboo.com

 

The finished applique front:

Finishee DIY Applique via lilblueboo.com

 

I shortened the sleeves so that they were 3/4 length and added a small gathered area at the hem:

Ruched Sleeves via lilblueboo.com

Then I added these little miniature toadstool appliques on top:

Applique Detail on Sleeves via lilblueboo.com

 

The finished woodland creature shirt:

Finished DIY Applique using Graphic Overlays via lilblueboo.com

 

I think my favorite part is the detail on the sleeves!

Finished DIY Applique using Graphic Overlays and t-shirt transfer via lilblueboo.com

 

I haven’t made the pants yet…..but they’ll have coordinating knee patches!

 

 

Source Info:

Woodland Creatures Graphic Set by Rebekah Ginda

or try the

Matryoshka Doll Set by Stephanie Corfee

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. 1
    Zoe says:

    That is absolutely adorable! Is there a trick to keep the soft transfer from fading?

  2. 2

    great tutorial and love the product mentions

  3. 3
    christy says:

    you come up with the CUTEST stuff!!!