I have done this before, but not with such good results. I liked this method, but it was too time consuming. So I did it minus a step or two…
I really like this tank top. Since its origins are a humble tee shirt and a few cut out floral prints, I think we are doing pretty good. I think I spent $.99 on the shirt and $2 on the fabric. So, not bad. Took an episode of Game of Thrones to finish (roughly an hour).
|my mom calls this my “Tom Petty” hair…|
Now, I used multiple stitches. I did a zigzag around the edges to secure the applique and to prevent fraying. Then a did a little sketch stitching. In times past, I have used Steam-a-Seam and other such products. I did not do this on this project. Beware, if you are using a broadcloth instead of a knit fabric for your applique, pre wash it! you don’t want it shrinking after you’ve sewn it in place.