I used a t-shirt as the applique's canvas, but it can be put on just about anything, a bag, pillow or blanket. These little appliques are really great for those little pieces in your stash that you just can't bare to throw away.
My first thought was just to purchase a t-shirt and add the applique to it, but then there's so much work that goes into the applique with all those tiny details that its best to work on it as a flat surface then finish up the garment.
I did go and put my own spin on it, in the end my applique doesn't look like Alice, she looks more like my own JubeJube, but that's the fun part of being creative. I also used a lot of zig-zag satin stich for the contour of the different parts. This project just had a mind of its own and I went with the flow.
The tutorial is so full of great information to get super results like the use of Heat and Bond and other fun products to help stabilize your fabrics. There's also this great chart included with the tutoral to help you scale down the size of you Alice to make her as small as you want. The one I made was scaled to 100%.
To check out more from the One Thimble Issue #7 go visit these other blogs, I tell ya there's some great inspiration there!
- Wednesday 13th May 2015 - Molly and Mama and pen, seb & rox and From a Box
- Thursday 14th May 2015 - Made By Sara and Handmade Boy
- Friday 15th May 2015 - The Toffee Tree and Horris and Deedle
- Saturday 16th may 2015 - Sewvolution and FABulous Home Sewn
- Sunday 17th May 2015 - Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow and Sprouting JubeJube
- Monday 18th May 2015 - Sew Happily Ever After and Big Stitches, little stitches
- Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Phat Quarters Blog and Hibbadoray
- Wednesday 20th May 2015 - Mabey She Made It and Blue Wren Handmade
Until next time, xx