Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Applique {casual and sunday best}

This weekend I got a hankering to try my hand at applique similar to what Beth tried a few months back.
Since my big man is such a rock star I figured this was fitting.

{and he was really excited to take this picture, although he looks like he's in excruciating pain}
Here's how I did it:
First started off with some coordinating fabric strips sewn together with seams pressed.

Traced the image {copied from another onesie I have from the fabulous Rocker Roos} onto a sheet of white paper,

cut out and traced it onto the fabulous stitch-wichery or steam-a-seam.

Cut the shape out and followed directions on package to adhere the fabric guitar to plain Tee.
Zig-zagged around entire thing. Embellished with 2 rectangle felt pieces and 3 knit circles.

Added a little more character with these simple rectangles on the sleeves. I think it adds a lot.

Then of course, the next day I had to make one for my littler man as well. Now they can be twiners.
I struggle with dressing this same little man for church on Sunday so one scrap later, he was looking very dapper in his Sunday best. It was so easy, I'm planning on making 20 more.

Sorry for so many images. I know you can get the idea from one picture, but I couldn't decide on just one.



  1. um, this is BRILLIANT. enough said.

  2. Are you making 20 just for me?!?! I hope so ;) I love them Linds - you are a crafting genius!