for sure she must have confused me with someone else. If you’re
familiar with my blog
you know that I primarily blog about and create tutorials for kid
stuff. You’ll also know that my sewing skills are somewhat limited. I
can hand stitch with the best of them but when it comes to my machine,
my skills are somewhat lacking.
on earth I could create for “me.” I racked my brain and finally
decided that I would take my most
popular tutorial for kiddos and revamp it into something that I
try something a bit more advanced, give this one a shot. You’ll be
proud of yourself when you see how fab you look in your new creation
and you might just gain the confidence to move on to something a
little more advanced. For those of you that can rock your machine,
this will be a breeze.
and texture of wool felt, for items that need to be washed, I highly
recommend eco-fi felt by Kunin. It is made of recycled plastic bottles
and holds up very well in the wash (machine wash cold/tumble dry low).
the pattern with a pencil. You can make the pattern as wide as you like.
I traced the pattern two and a half times for my tank (putting it
side by side). See below:
fabric. For Heat n Bond, set it on the “wool” setting (NO STEAM). Iron
the design onto the felt or fabric for about 3 or so seconds so it looks
Carefully cut out your chevron stripes.
the stripes exactly where you want them on the t-shirt with the
glossy/fusible webbing side face down. Iron the appliques on to the
t-shirt pressing for about 10
seconds. I like to place a scrap piece of fabric over the appliques
while pressing just to be safe. Again be sure to use the wool setting
with no steam. Check to
be sure that the appliques are firmly adhered to the shirt.
At this point, you can either hand stitch the stripes using a basic
straight stitch (great tutorial here)
or you can use a sewing machine. I usually prefer to hand stitch but
for this project I used my machine. If you use your machine, you’ll do a
running stitch about 1/8th of an inch inside the border of each chevron
stripe. You’ll need to lower your needle, lift your foot, and turn
for each “peak” and “valley” so it may get a little tedious but it’s
really simple. If I can do this, you can do this.
some fun color combinations for spring and summer. Looks so cute with
some skinnies, some short, or a cute little skirt.
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