I am posting today about how to make an appliquéd T-shirt. It’s pretty easy to do, and doesn’t necessarily require sewing. I usually sew around the designs that I put on, but if you choose the right bonding, you don’t have to.
- Fabric scraps for design
- Adhesive–I use Heat N Bond Lite because I sew around it. You could also use Heat N Bond Ultra if you didn’t want to sew around it.
- A design to appliqué
First, draw or print a design from it’s source (the internet). Make sure that it will fit across your T-shirt, especially if you are sewing for kids.
As you can see, mine is a sports logo from the internet. (Go Cats!) If you want the orientation the same on the T-shirt, turn the design over and trace it. If you don’t care about mirroring your object, feel free to skip the next step.
If you are not planning on sewing around your design, you are done! If you are, sew around the design following the contours. A decorative stitch or zig zag stitch works best. I prefer a blanket stitch on mine because I know where the needle will end up after each portion of the stitch, making it more accurate in my hands. (Yes, I am type A.)