Appliqued Shirt

Appliqued ShirtI made Mickey Mouse pyjama pants as a Christmas gift, and needed a matching shirt.  You could do this with any pattern – a heart, a child’s age for their birthday, initials, flower, etc.

Supplies needed:

  • A cheap t-shirt. I found mine in a $2.00 bin since it was a Hanes Irregular.
  • A printer & paper or great drawing skills.
  • Fabric scraps & interfacing (interfacing is not absolutely necessary if you do not have it)
  • Glue-stick

Step 1
Find your favourite pattern with a Google search, print it, and cut it out.  Be sure to place it on your t-shirt at this stage and get a feel for it’s size.

Step 2
Cut out interfacing & fabric using your printed pattern. (using full-sized interfacing is better, but I only had small scraps left)

Step 2
Step 2

Step 3:
Glue interfacing to the WRONG side of your fabric. You can use pins, but I find this works great as a temporary adhesive solution.

Step 3
Step 3

Step 4:
Pin & sew your fabric onto your shirt.  Be sure that you are not sewing both layers of the t-shirt together; I used a piece of cardboard between the layers to be certain!

Step 4
Step 4

 

To sew your fabric on, you can choose several methods - you could iron your fabric under to create a smooth edge, you can sew as I did to create a rough edge, or you can use a tight zig-zag stitch and cover up the edges completely.
To sew your fabric on, you can choose several methods – you could iron your fabric under to create a smooth edge, you can sew as I did to create a rough edge, or you can use a tight zig-zag stitch and cover up the edges completely.

 

Step 5:
Admire your custom made t-shirt!

Happy Wearer!
Happy Wearer!