Monday, September 21, 2009

Felt Applique

I just finished making this relatively easy felt applique for a little library bag for Sweetpea. I will start on the canvas bag that it will go on this weekend, but had so much fun putting this little guy together. I just used regular felt pieces from Joanns, sewable interfacing, and a little imagination. You could cheat and use any design as a pattern too to make it even easier. After I ironed it together, I machine stitched each piece. My lines aren't perfect, but that just adds to the handmade feel, right? That's what I'm going to tell myself anyway.

I was then chastised by my four year old that I was making "too many girly things" and that I needed to make him some boy stuff. So I asked him what he wanted on a t-shirt. He told me a robot, and I envisioned a cool retro looking model. He quickly added, "a Transformer robot"... uh... not that talented! So he humored me and settled for this one. I cut out the pieces and machine stitched the them onto the bright green felt. Then I took embroidery thread and handstitched the details. I cut around the robot leaving some room to machine stitch the whole thing onto a white t-shirt (which, by the way, I got on clearance at Target). The whole thing cost just under $4.00.
We're actually going to give this one to our special friend Will who will be turning three next week. Goofball was thrilled when I told him I would make him a matching one. To avoid the "too girly" trap again, they will actually be "coordinating", not matching. That's more boyish right?


Renee said...

Loved the owl, and robot!! Too cute. Will you be selling any of these items?

Erin said...

You are so flippin' talented! I've never spent much time with felt but you make it look like so much fun!

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