12 January 2010

Applique Secrets!

Miekka asked about the wording on Phillip's newest shirts. I found a couple applique kits at JoAnn's about a year ago. Part of the kit included iron-on words, shapes, and other decorations. The iron-ons are not very easy to apply, as you can see on the Lion shirt. It smudges terribly. I noticed JoAnn's carries several prepared sentiments for kid shirts if you want to go puruse their applique aisle. For the facial features I mostly use a satin stitch and whipped running stitch. For eyes I usually do a triple french knot!. My designs come from basic internet searchs for clip art and such. I am not so great at making up my own shapes. They always turn out crooked. The decorating is all me...