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Lion Applique Kid's T-Shirt

Put a fun twist on a basic cotton T-shirt by adding an appliqued lion.

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What You Need

  • Dark brown print fabric
  • Red-orange print fabric
  • Light orange print fabric
  • Pale yellow dot fabric
  • Solid dark brown fabric
  • Bright orange print fabric
  • Gold dot fabric scraps
  • Lightweight or heavyweight fusible web
  • Fabric stabilizer
  • Machine-embroidery thread to match the appliques
  • T-shirt

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Cut Your Fabrics

  • From dark brown print, cut: 1 of Lion Pattern A
  • From red-orange print, cut: 1 of Lion Pattern B
  • From light orange print, cut: 1 of Lion Pattern C
  • From pale yellow dot, cut: 1 of Lion Pattern D
  • From solid dark brown, cut: 1 each of lion patterns E, F, H, J, and K
  • From bright orange print, cut: 1 of Lion Pattern G
  • From gold dot, cut: 1 of Lion Pattern I

Preparing the Applique

Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in specific shirt instructions, leaving at least 1/2 inch between tracings.

To prepare appliques with regular edges, cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4 inch outside traced lines. Following manufacturer's instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto backs of assorted fabric scraps as indicated in specific shirt instructions. Let cool, then cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines; peel off paper backings to make appliques.

To prepare appliques with raggy edges, cut out each fusible-web shape 1/4 inch inside the traced lines. Following manufacturer's instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto backs of assorted fabric scraps as indicated in specific shirt instructions, leaving at least 1/2 inch between fusible-web shapes. Let cool, then cut out fabric shapes about 1/4 inch beyond the edges of the fusible-web shapes; peel off paper backings to make appliques.

How to Make It

  1. Arrange all pieces on chest area of orange T-shirt Fuse in place following manufacturer's directions; let cool.
  2. If using lightweight fusible web, straightstitch 1/4" from the edge on pieces A through C. Stitch around edges of remaining pieces with a narrow zigzag or blanket stitch.
  3. To make raggy edges on pieces A through C, clip the raw edge of each applique about every 1/4". Using a soft toothbrush, brush clipped edges of applique to desired raggy appearance.
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