My youngest is OBSESSED with anything Cars, especially Lightning McQueen! This would be totally fine if there was enough merch available to satisfy his obsession but sadly there is not. With his birthday coming up in just over a month, the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts. After scouring Amazon and eBay and purchasing the few things I liked, I felt like I was still missing that special something. That’s when I decided to get creative!
I have always loved the look of appliqué and while I do have an embroidery machine, I rarely use it. I decided to opt for a completely different technique for this hooded tee for my little that can be done with nothing more than some fabric scraps, Heat’n’Bond, and your sewing machine. You could totally even hand sew these pieces.
To get started, you’ll want to gather a few materials:
- Pencil, paper, scissors, and ruler (ya know, the basics)
- Fabric scraps for your appliqué
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
There are two types of Heat’n’Bond- Lite and Ultra. If your item will be heavily washed, I strongly suggest Heat’n’Bond Lite (HBL). HBL is sewable so you can fuse it to your fabric and stitch through it without getting your needle all gummy. Heat’n’Bond Ultra (HBU) is a stronger hold and doesn’t need to be sewn down. I don’t trust HBU for items like clothing. It would be fine for a craft project or a item that will be for display/one time wear. In my personal opinion it doesn’t wash well and will gum up your needle if you sew through it.
Ok, let’s get started!
Thanks for reading along and I hope you decide to try it out. Please share your makes in our fan group, we love to see your pretties <3