Made my own appliqué! DIY heart tee with iron-on
I've been meaning to try iron-on adhesive, to basically create my own patches or appliqués or fabric stickers, however you think of them! So I got this Heat'n Bond from Kollabora to use for projects for my book and other upcoming creativity ;), and I am thrilled.
Basically, I've been dying for some more color in my wardrobe this season and keep coming up blank. I really need to go fabric shopping or something, since I desperately want BRIGHT solid colors to work with... so I dug through my drawers for bright colors and found an old tank top I wore plenty last year, and figured it was ready for its next life.
You may remember the big bold heart tops from Old Navy and Target this year... I figured I could do my own!
DIY Heart Sweatshirt Tee
I cut out the iron-on adhesive in the approximate heart shape I wanted, then ironed it on to the tank I had cut apart. Then cut that out, perfecting the shape and edges, and then peeled off the paper back. Then flipped it on to the tee and ironed it on. Like magic!!
I gave it a tiny edge of metallic silver thread, like 1/8" in from the edge of the design. I wanted to make sure it stayed on well! I don't tend to trust the no-sew solution... ;)
It worked great!
Yay. Brights + stuff I already owned + got to play with a new tool. Win-win-win.
Feeling a little high on the power, knowing I can make my own fabric sticker out of anything, into any shape!!
Have you tried this? Sooo fun, right!?