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Princess Shirt Crown Applique

Girly and fun, this little pink appliqued tiara is the perfect embellishment to a plain pink tee.

What You Need

  • Pink dot fabric
  • Solid pink fabric
  • Solid turquoise fabric
  • Turquoise dot fabric
  • Purple dot fabric
  • Dark pink dot fabric scraps
  • 1/6 yard each of rhinestone trim and feather trim
  • Lightweight or heavyweight fusible web
  • Fabric stabilizer
  • Machine-embroidery thread to match the appliques
  • T-shirts

Download the Pattern

Cut Your Fabrics

  • From pink dot, cut: 1 of Princess Pattern A
  • From solid pink, cut: 4 of Princess Pattern B
  • From solid turquoise, cut: 4 of Princess Pattern C
  • From turquoise dot, cut: 1 each of letters I and E
  • From purple dot, cut: 1 each of letters P, N, and S
  • From dark pink dot, cut: 1 each of letters R, C, and S

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 applique pieces on chest area of pink T-shirt. Fuse in place following manufacturer's directions; let cool.
  2. If using lightweight fusible web, stitch around edges of each piece with a narrow zigzag or blanket stitch.
  3. Referring to photograph, hand-stitch rhinestone trim to base of crown. Sew individual rhinestone medallions at each crown point. Hand-stitch feather trim at base of crown below rhinestone trim. (Check to see if your feather trim is machine-washable; if not, remove before laundering shirt, or hand-wash.)
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