T-Shirt Applique

Hello readers!

I apologize for taking so long to post. Have I given up sewing? No way! I have been busy with my 1st New Years Resolution: Organizing the house. I have made great progress with my home organization but now and then I need to take some time for a creative break!

Here is what I have for you today….

Whenever I am out on a thrifting adventure I find some quirky t-shirts that I just HAVE to have! But what do you do with a t-shirt that does not fit? Take the quirky part and sew it to something else!dscn1202I don’t really understand it….but I love it!

dscn1203I cut out a square piece around the piggie.

dscn1204Found this cozy sweatshirt for .99cents! Did you see the zipper detail?!

dscn1205I didn’t want to put the applique front and center. I decided to get artistic and place it at the bottom corner at slant. Something different! Then sewed that into place! I even used a decorative zig-zag stitch with black thread to contrast the red fabric.

dscn1206I decided to use the rest of the t-shirt material to make elbow patches for the sleeves of the sweatshirt. That’s where I broke out my handy dandy heat ‘n bond! (Love this stuff)

I ironed on the heat ‘n bond. Traced 2 ovals for the elbow patches. Cut out the ovals. Peeled off the heat ‘n bond backing. Finally, ironed on the elbow patches!

dscn1207I always place a layer of wax paper underneath the fabric that I am ironing the heat ‘n bond to, just in case! Don’t need any messes or fabric bonded together that doesn’t belong together.

dscn1209Ta da! Such a silly but cozy sweatshirt! ….don’t mind my sock monkey slippers

dscn1210annnd let’s not forget the elbow patches!


Happy Refashioning!!!


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