Mar 3 2014
DIY Rainbow Applique Shirt
Post by sara albers

DIY rainbow applique shirt from aliceandlois.comAs St Patrick’s Day approaches, I wanted to make something for my girl to celebrate the day. But, I wanted to create something that she could wear all year long. I went through my ever-growing scrap fabric bin to pick out rainbow colors and had the perfect pieces to make a sweet rainbow applique t-shirt. I picked up a solid long sleeve white T and was ready! What little girl is not obsessed with rainbows, right?!

Read more for the full tutorial.

supplies rainbow applique shirt form aliceandlois.comSupplies: Scrap fabric, plain white t-shirt, double stick fusible webbing
, scissors and sewing machine (optional)

rainbow-shirt-steps from aliceandlois.comStep 1: Draw a rainbow design to fit the front of the t-shirt.

Step 2: Cut the outside lines of design and cut a piece of fusible webbing to match.

Step 3: Cutting only paper, cut each rainbow section.

Step 4: Match up appropriate colors to each rainbow section. Using scissors or a rotary cutter, cut fabric to match each section.

Step 5: After you have all of the fabric cut, lay out on top (remove top layer of paper)  of fusible webbing. Iron the fabric to the webbing (follow directions on packaging).

Step 6. Iron the rainbow onto the shirt. Sew around each section of rainbow fabric pieces. If you do not have a sewing machine, you can leave the applique as is for a frayed edge.

DIY applique rainbow shirt form aliceandlois.comdiy rainbow applique shirt on

Enjoy this St. Patrick’s DIY project!


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