Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to start sewing Christmas crafts for your kids. Nothing spells the start of the holidays like a fun Christmas applique t-shirt.
This Christmas applique is perfect for using up some of the amazing scrap fabrics you have collected during the year and is really quick and easy to sew.
- Blank t-shirt or clothing article. This Christmas applique would also look great on a cushion cover. Read my article on how to make a cushion cover with piping.
- Quilting Cotton Fabric – check out some of the Christmas prints from your favorite fabric designers
- Template – click here to print or make your own by cutting a triangle 3.8″x3.8″x3.8″ inches.
HOW TO SEW A CHRISTMAS APPLIQUE
Cut fabric triangles from your template in assorted fabrics. I have used various reds and greens to fit my Christmas applique theme. The average kids t-shirt will fit 9 triangles but you can add or subtract rows of triangles to fit the size of the project you are working on.
On the WRONG side of each of the triangles press the edges in by 1/4 inch. Cut off the ends that extend past the points of the triangles.
Flip your triangles to the RIGHT side and arrange them on your t-shirt in a triangular tree shape. Depending on the size of the t-shirt you are decorating you may need more or less triangles.
Pin the triangles in place and stitch around them.
Decorate your tree with a button or star on top.
Safety first – If you are sewing for a baby or young child then decorate with a felt star cut out which can be sewn around instead of a button.
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