– Old T-shirt or sweatshirt – Heat n’ Bond Lite Iron On Fusible Adhesive – Embroidery Stabiliser – Fabric Scraps – Lightening Bolt Template – Fabric Scraps – Contrasting Thread
Step 1: Cut Out your Applique Template
You can make your t-shirt embellishment whatever shape you like really. Click below to download the same template above.
Step 2: Stitch and Flip with Fabric Scraps
First you want to pick two scraps that are sort of longer than they are high – you want them to be wide enough to slightly hang off the end of your template on either side.
Put them right sides together and stitch along where the raw edges meet – making sure that the bottom fabric piece is big enough that when you flip open the top piece the end of your template is still covered.
Step 3: Trim your Applique Piece to Size
Next you need to set your fabric covered template fabric side down on to a cutting mat.
Step 4: Fuse your Applique on a T-shirt
In order to attach your applique to your t-shirt in preparation for stitching you need to cut out a double sided fusible bonding agent – I use Heat n’ Bond Lite.