Saturday, March 23, 2013

12 months applique onesies

I made this set as a gift for a friend who was expecting.  They are super easy to make just need to gather a few materials.  I used my Cricut Expression machine to cut out the fabric design (you can use any electronic cutter you like or simply trace and cut out your design then trace it over fabric of your choice).
1. cut image
2. Heat and Bond (strong no sew) they sell them by the yard at Hobby Lobby and Joann
3. iron

Step 1: You can design your image using Cricut Craft Room first.  I did four image on one mat.  Select the outline image then place the number in the center.
Step 2: If you are using a cricut machine.  First lay your heat and bond cut to the size of the mat image you want.  Then place it on top of the fabric w/ the right side of the fabric down.  Iron over your heat and bond so that it now stick to your fabric.  Do not peel off the backing yet.  Cut it into the square to fit your cricut cutting mat.  I would put four design on one mat.  You can place four different fabric prints squares to make months 1,2,3,4 or you can have the same large fabric print but space your months out so that no two months are the same fabric.
Step 3: load your mat and run craft room to cut image
once the image is cut out now peel it off the mat.  You can save the cut out numbers for another shirt or projects.
Step 4: position the image to where you like to have it on your shirt and iron on as directed and there you have it.
Now if you're up to the challenge.  Instead of getting strong Heat and Bond you can get Heat and Bond Lite.  follow all the steps as directed but bust our your sewing machine and zig zag stitch it down for a sew on look.

If you have questions please comment below.  There are a couple of trade secrets I may reveal to make it easier.  Alright it's using starch.  Just spray starch on your fabric to make it firmer more like paper for the machine to cut.

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