20 minute crafter. how to make a simple applique.

Ready for another one?
Am I adding too much to your to-do list?
And I apologize that it is just me again this week...I
have just not had enough time to research new crafters.
Today we will learn to make a Crystal applique.
I call it that because I have no idea if this is
how normal people do it...this is what I
came up with. :)
You will need:
cardstock
fabric
Wonder Under
First, print out your template onto card stock.
This is American Typewrite in 850 font.
Second, cut it out.
Third, trace your letter onto Wonder Under-the smooth side.
Be sure to trace it backwards.
Fourth, iron your wonder under onto the wrong side of your fabric.
Fifth, cut it out. :)
Sixth, peel backing and iron onto your item of
choice then run a zig zag stitch around the edges.

Done and done. Now you can make anything cute.

:)

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31 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love that I woke up and did my little surf time before everyone woke up and youhad already posted our "craft" of the day!!! I LOVE IT!!!

I made my belt at the end of the week. Took me awhile because everyone kept inturupting me!! BUT I love my belt .. will send you a pic later. Am making for a friend for her bday!! :)


Thanks my dear sweet cyber gal pal ... You rock!!! Wish we were closer for a play date!

satakieli said...

Beautiful, and so simple! You could use this idea for clothes as well as household items such as cushions or tea towels. I'm going to give it a try!

Thanks for sharing!

Kandi said...

Awww, you shouldn't have. You can send my cute new shirt with my initial to... Just kidding, lol. That's really cute and I like that font. That's how I applique too. I wasn't really sure either, but that's also how I did it when I tried. Happy Tuesday!

Megan said...

I love it!

Sarah said...

HOORAY, I think I can do that! Thanks so much for sharing your applique tricks with us.
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

It turned out really cute, great job, and thanks for the tutorial!

Please feel free to link your project up with my Talented Tuesday Link party on My Frugal Family, found at theherberfamily.blogspot.com!

Hope to see you there!

Big Yellow Dog said...

That's too cute!! I've been wanting to add something like this to a little gift basket of handmade goodies for a friends baby that's coming next month. I'll have to give it a try!
Margaret

Maria W. said...

Love it:) And you shouldn't feel bad for not having a guest crafter, your projects are fabulous!!!

Kelly Howard said...

Oh My! I love this idea! My lil wheels are turning on the possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

1 Funky Woman said...

Too cute! How would it look like if a 38 year old wore a shirt with a cute monogram on it? LOL I think I might send your link to my sister who has a 10 month old and the sewer in the family, thanks!

Never heard this song, The Captain before, I love it!

Eva Girl said...

This is wonderful!!! I have to do these for my boys! Love it - simple, cute, personalized.... Thanx for sharing this (I hopped over from todays creative blog)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love the look of the simple appliques. Great tutorial!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh, that's soooo cute! I love it!

Aurora said...

Cute! I love the BIG letters. That's the same way I do it! :)

Trish said...

wow... that is way easier then what I have been doing. I have been creating my templates by hand and then cut the fabric out and pin, pin, pin... which I hate... this seems so much easier. thanks :)

Jamee said...

great fabric and the applique turned out great- way to go!!

Miranda said...

thanks so much for posting this! i think your appliques are so cute and i was interested in trying it myself. i can already tell i'm going to need lots of practice sewing around the edges ;-)

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I could do that!!! No sewing!

Meyers Family said...

wow fabulous and thanks for sharing with us all! i was just admiring all your creativeness and wanting to try something like this for my boys - gave up looking online for a tutorial and then just happened to scroll down your blog...........must have missed the 20 min crafter yesterday. oh how you just gave me motivation to get a few things done quicker so i can go back to sewing fun things ;)

Hollie said...

Hi Crystal! Just tried your idea. My little boy is only 8 months so my shirt is tiny. The "r" is tiny as well. I ended up straight stitching around it because the zig zag stitch was hard on such a small letter. Hopefully second attempt will be better. But thanks for the tutorial. I made wal-mart plaid shorts and a blue shirt look like kelly's kids! :)

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Thank for giving me some inspiration to learn to sew! Super cute!

Julianna said...

I just used this idea as inspiration for Easter shirts for my boys!! SO CUTE!!!!!

carly smith said...

I need some helpful hints to pee the wonder under.......i always fray the corner i start peeling from....any hints?
OTHERWISE.....this is an excellent craft that i'm totally into right now! <3

Cammie Mullins said...

Just wanted to add on to your tutorial a few helpful hints :o) You can rotate your image in Word and/or PowerPoint and then print it off onto cardstock. It will then be in reverse print. Lay your wonder under on top of your image, paper side up, and trace your image using a pencil. Cut roughly around your wonder under letter and place rough side down onto your fabric and iron on. Use the pointy end of your scissors to "very" lightly score the paper so that you can remove it without fraying your fabric. This saves you a step of having to cut out your letter twice :o) Hope you don't mind me butting in :o) This is what I do on a daily basis for my small business so I thought I would share my shortcuts i've learned through trial and error.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

oh my gosh your 20 minute crafting is SO amazing ... i absolutely love this applique tutorial ... i am going to try it today, thank you so much :)

Alisha said...

Do I have to use the iron on wonder stuff? Or can I just zigzag the fabric directly onto the shirt?

Jessica Lauren said...

This is so cute! I know the kiddos I watch would love this, and it looks like something I could actually do. I featured this as a favorite find of mine on my blog Copy-Cat-Crafter

Team Craftwell said...

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Ms. Art Teacher said...

Can you tell me what that fabric with the green trees, blue cars, and orange buses is called? Thanks!

Jill said...

I love it!! I found this on pinterest and can't wait to make it!!!

Sheila (Sass and Sweat) said...

I know that I am very late but just found this post through Pinterest. Any suggestions on how I could secure it other than the traditional sewing of the zigzag around it? I don't have sewing machine and don't sew but love this idea!

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