Posted by Lori~
I love creating wearable art! I love taking an old shirt for Mur-Man and adding design! I love taking a shirt with a stain and covering it up with adorableness! I love Mini Boden clothes, but I can’t afford them. But I can make a shirt that looks Mini Boden for a lot less!
I recently asked friends, followers, and WOMS over for an appliqué party. All I asked is that they provide the shirts (onesies, pants, t-shirts, and so much more), wonder-under (AKA fusible interfacing), and scraps of fabric if they have any (but I had a large assortment).
|The kids attended too: E, A, and Mur-Man
Creating appliqué art is simple. First up create a pattern. I of course scoured the internet looking for inspiration. Draw out your pattern on scrap paper until it is perfect (the simpler the pattern the easier).
|Holly created this star pattern--perfect for a pair of Mur-Man's pants
You will then trace the pattern onto your fusible interfacing and cut out.
Iron the wonder-under onto the back side of the fabric (rough side of interfacing to wrong side of fabric). Cut out the material around your pattern.
Peel off the wonder-under layer (leaving a film over your fabric).
Iron the appliqué to your clothing item. Once secure, sew around the edge using a ¼ inch seam or a zig zag.
|Jen using her sewing skills
We made lots of fun items during the “party”. Here is a sample of our wearable art!
|E' jeans with a new heart patch! ADORABLE!
WOMS—YOU CAN DO THIS TOO! It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s THRIFTY! Consider going to thift stores to purchase used clothing items--they work perfect for applique art!