Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Frog Applique and Embroidered Shirt and Onesie

I am a huge fan of Paisley Park on facebook!  I have not idea how I heard of them.  I think a friend of a friend of a friend.  Ha!  Either way they make really cute things!  All of their items have a very frayed worn look which I really like.  I'd never done that on any applique so I thought I would give it a try!

I bought this fabric a long time ago at Walmart, but thought it would be so cute for applique!  I love buying fabric with big patterns. It saves a little bit of time since you don't have to find a pattern and trace it it's already on the fabric!

You can read about how I did the applique here.  The only thing I did differently this time was to make the Steam a Seam about a quarter inch smaller so the fabric would fray.

I also straight stitched in about a 1/2 in in and then another one slightly inside the other for added support.

Learning to embroider on onesie's was a feat in itself!  It is definitely not the easiest fabric to learn on, but I finally figured out what worked for me.  You can read about the stabilizers I use here

I flipped in inside out to wash it, but I really think it would have been fine the other way too!  I clipped off the extra threads where the material had frayed.  And then I made anther little onesie just because you can never have too many!

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