Today I share a fun and easy craft night you can do with your friends even if they do not sew. Reverse appliqué can be used so many different ways from inspired team sports to your favorite band.
Plain t -shirt.
Color knit for you appliqué design
Copy paper/pencil to draft your design
Tracing Paper and a tracing wheel
Ball point or Jersey sewing machine needle
Good scissors, if you have them appliqué or duck bill scissors
Draft your design!
Secure your drafted design paper onto your t-shirt where you want it to be by pinning along the top and bottom of the paper. Slide the tracing paper under your draft with the inked side down facing your shirt. Trace around your design with a tracing wheel stopping to make sure that it is transferring.
Before sewing test your stitches on a scrap with your ball pint needle. Carefully pin the appliqué fabric under your inspired drafted design. I like to put my pins on the outside so I can see them. Another good tip if you don’t want to use your seam ripper is to pin all of the corners of your appliqué fabric down so they can not flip and touch under your stitching. Sew on all of your transferred lines.
Last step, carefully cut away the insides of your designs and extra appliqué fabric on the back sides. Tip, I pulled the t-shirt fabric away from the appliqué fabric with my finger nails and then poked a little hole just in the t-shirt to be sure I do not accidentally cut through all the layers.
We all had the best time on our craft retreat. We are already talking about making swim gear on the next one.
Behind the scenes~
Just a few of the costumes I have made this year.
Thank you for reading,
Dream it, Sew it!
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