Hi all! I'm Lisa of Stubbornly Crafty. I'm excited to be hanging out today and showing you how to do something I love: appliqué.
I’m a big fan of detail. A little added detail can take any piece up a notch in the Awesome Department.
Today I’m going to do a quick tutorial on one of my favorite ways to add a little extra personality and detail to a plain shirt or any sewn project. For this tutorial I’ve made a simple bird pattern for us to use. You can download it here.
Trace your pattern on the smooth side of your Wonder Under. Place your pattern in the opposite direction you’d like your bird to face. If you want your bird facing to the left on your garment, face the bird pattern to the right when tracing it.
Cut out your pieces on the Wonder Under, leaving a bit extra seam allowance around the sides of your pieces. I find it easier when taking off the backing if you leave a bit of extra.
Pull the top threads through to the back and tie in a knot to secure.
Sew around the perimeter of your wing. Pull the top threads in through the back and tie a knot to secure. Add an eye and legs and whatever other fun details you can come up with. I used embroidery thread and did a french knot for the eye and a back stitch for the legs.