Thursday, August 26, 2010

Owls and Airplanes Applique

Peanut Butter needed some cool custom shirts to wear to "school". He is going to a PlayDays program once a week for 3 hours this year.
It was pretty easy to pick what designs to put on his shirts.
His first word was owl.
 And he LOVES spending evenings on the patio pointing at airplanes.  

Tutorial:
I made quick little sketches, the owl is inspired from one of his books and the plane I drew from looking at planes in the google image search.
I made pattern pieces from the original drawing.
The plane has some very tiny pieces. I decided they were too tiny!
Cut all the pieces out of the fabric.
Cut the double sided interfacing to match the pieces. 
(The rough side gets ironed to the fabric.)
Iron the interfacing on and then peel the paper off.
Iron all the pieces onto the shirt and zig zag stitch around all the pieces.

Add embellishments:
 
  I used buttons for the Owl's eyes and hand stitched with some floss for his feet. 
 
The windshield and nose of the airplane are drawn on with some sparkly fabric paint.

I also made these tie shirts for a friend...
 ...from Emily's great tie shirt tutorial over at saltwater kids!
I made Peanut Butter one to wear to my cousin's wedding earlier this summer.

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1 comment:

stephanie said...

You are amazing! Your creativity is endless!

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