Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Minnie Mouse Applique Tutorial

Pin ItWe have a little trip to the "Happiest Place On Earth" coming up.
I am just as excited as the kids.
Seriously.
I'm probably MORE excited!


I wanted to get them a cute little Disney sweatshirt to wear around on the cool mornings and evenings, but I am just a "simple" girl, and I like things simple.
Sometimes Disney has a tenancy to "overdue" the Disneyness on a shirt and it looks like Disneyland threw up on it.
*cough*    Tacky    *cough*

So I took matters into my own hands.

I started with a plain hot pink sweatshirt from Walmart, $4.00
$4.00 SWEATSHIRT...YES PLEASE!

I grabbed a sheet of black felt too, $0.33.

Then you will need some Heat & Bond
LOVE THAT STUFF!
I googled "Mickey Mouse" and found my template.

Then I traced it onto the Heat & Bond, and cut it out leaving a little bit around all the edges.
You NEED to leave a little bit, trust me.

Then I ironed the Mickey Mouse on the black felt. And Carefully cut out the design with some really sharp scissors.

(Sorry for the horrendous lighting in this pic, eeeek!)
Then I peeled off the backing to the Heat & Bond, and ironed it onto to my sweatshirt.


Time to get sewing.
I used a Zig Zag stitch, but a regular stitch would work fine too!

Sew all the way around the applique.
Done.

At this point I felt like something was missing.
How about a Super Girly Touch, a bow!

I folded the ribbon,
Took a needle and thread and sewed 2 stitches from the top of the bow, to the bottom of the bow,
and then pulled the thread to cinch it up.
I had to use a few more stitches to keep the bow from un-cinching,
and then I sewed it on the Mickey Minnie.

She loved it!

Since it was so easy I decided to add one to the hood as well,
you know, for good measure.


Disney here we come!


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