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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Applique T-Shirts

This is my entry to the Mellow Mummy "I made this" competition, which my blogging friend Louise at A Strong Coffee told me about.

These are my favourite thing to sew.  A plain old t-shirt from the high street, a handful of material scraps, some steam-a-seam interfacing and there you are - a personalised t-shirt which really stands out in the crowd.

I've made quite a few of these, and so far using steam-a-seam and zig-zag stitching around the edges seems to produce very sturdy results.  Some of the t-shirts are now being worn by my second daughter, and the applique looks as good as new.

Here are just a few examples:



4 comments:

  1. I love the Russian doll one x

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  2. Oh my, you've given me some inspiration now. I've been on the lookout for some nice matching clothes for my two girls but haven't found anything I like but if I made them myself I could just buy some incredibly cheap t-shirts in their two sizes and totally tailor them. Thank you. Rushes off to dust off the sewing machine.

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  3. I've always fancied doing something along the lines of "two peas in a pod" but this idea still needs some refining! My two have matching shirts with "sister" in print, and a heart. Hope you enjoy sewing some! (hope you can find the time aswell!)

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  4. its amazing how a fairly simple technique ( simple once you mastered it I mean) produces such designer clothing

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