Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Applique Tee Week: Initial Bunting Tee

Instead of a plain old initial tee, this time I decided to go a different route.  I appliqued a sweet, simple bunting  on the tee with an inital on top.  I envisioned the kind of bunting you would see hanging from an apple tree's limbs over a table full of goodies at one of those well photographed little girl parties. ;) 
So I used mismatched fabric scraps and a simple letter 'K'.

This was a super quick and easy applique.  Great for those of you who've never tried it before.  :)

I started by drawing a few triangles on a sheet of paper.  When I got the size I wanted where I could fit 3 across, I used that one (the larger one above).  For the 'K' I used some printed letters in a template notebook I keep as it was already the perfect size.  You can use any standard small stencil size or freehand it or look online.  Once you find your letter template, be sure to trace it on the back so it is reversed.

Trace your triangle (the same one) 3 times and your letter on your wonder-under lite (or other fusible).

Cut and iron to the back of your fabrics.  Once cooled cut around the lines and peel the paper backing off.

Place carefully on your tee til you are happy with the arrangement. Carefully iron down.

I used a straight stitch on my triangles.  Then I used the blanket stitch on my machine for the letter.  Note also that if you don't machine sew you can always hand stitch your appliques down and the blanket stitch is fantastic for it.  After they were down I wanted the look of the bunting 'hanging' on the tee so I used a contrasting thread to straight stitch a gentle curve starting away from the left of the triangles through to the other side.  :)

Tomorrow's Tee Tutorial:  Scrappy Pear Tee

This tutorial was linked up with Creative Itch's Sew Cute Tuesday.

10 comments:

Nancy's Couture said...

This is such a cute idea!!!

Patrizzia said...

Love this shirt. I think I am going to have to try this.

Fussy Monkey Business said...

Loving the t-shirts. Thinking S.R. is gonna need some;o) Great Job.

Misty said...

What a fun way to dress up a shirt! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Great idea! I love a bunting appliqued on a shirt! I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. grab my "featured" button.

greenbean said...

omg!...love this!...

Jaclyn said...

So cute! I love it!

Nicole @ Create and Delegate said...

That is so pretty! It matches my banner...this is going on my list of things to make.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

eek! this is so cute and simple i just love it!!! must make one right away!

Leonie said...

Totally love this shirt!

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