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Category Archives: t-shirts
Tutorial: Saving an Applique
I’ve been, “shopping my closet,” as they say, and I really like this t-shirt. It’s very soft and I have lots of red and navy to wear with it. It’s also very thin and see-through. I have to wear a camisole under it, and that defeats the purpose of light and soft. I decided to see if I could cut out the applique and attach it to another shirt.
I decided to add some iron-on stabilizer to the back before cutting it out.
I chose Sulky Tender Touch, not because I wanted it soft, but because I wanted it flexible.
Tender Touch is very hard to tell which side is the fusible one, so I used my new see-through, Teflon sheet as a pressing cloth, just in case I goofed.
I used a polyester setting with no steam on my iron and gave it a press. (about 20 seconds)
More Pocket Tees for PJ!
Nana’s T-shirts for PJ!
Speaking of my favorite subject, PJ loves school buses, which he calls, “school cars!” He also loves Elmo and Sesame Street (He calls it “La, La,” as in “La, La, le, La, Elmo’s World.”) When this image showed up in my Weekly Dover Sampler, I knew what I had to do! I bought a plain white 2T t-shirt, grabbed a sheet of printable cotton, and hunted out my Wonder Under. Here’s the result: I didn’t want to waste the unused portion of the fabric sheet, so I found an image of Elmo and proceeded with my printing. The fabric sheet got stuck in the printer and I wound up with one school car and half an Elmo. My husband encouraged me not to throw the half an Elmo away, I’d think of something, he assured me. A few hours later, I did remember seeing some little boys’ pocket tee’s at Walmart. I think you can see half of Elmo peeking out of PJ’s pocket, below!