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!