Tuesday 5 April 2011

Applique Letters on Clothing

Above is a photograph of my youngest wearing some clothes that I altered for her.  I added applique letters to her top and also with matching fabric I added some large hems (cuffs) to her matching trousers.

How to do the applique letters:
1) I found some letters on the internet and printed these out in large onto A4 paper.
2)  Then I cut these out to use them as templates.
3)  I placed these onto the fabric and traced around them.
4) Then I cut out the fabric
5) I then sewed these to the top.

How to do the hems (cuffs):
1) Here is a link showing how hems are attached.  I followed the instructions about adding the hem, by opening up the trouser legs only enough to add the extra fabric.  I did not unpick the whole of the trouser legs! http://craftsanity.com/project/files/project19.html

Adding the extra hems (cuffs) can be beneficial if you are wanting to make the trouser legs longer.  Adding Appliques are also useful to cover any stains that are on your children's clothing.

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  1. LOVE it, so cute!
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  2. That is too cute! Following you back via GFC from The Steady Hand. Thank you.

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  4. Very cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm following you as well:)

  5. Hi thank you all for your lovely comments. Welcome to my new followers, hopefully I should be following you all now too. If I have missed anybody please let me know. I look forward to reading everybodys blogs. Karima


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