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From: blackie
Date: 07-05-2007, 11:18 PM (1 of 3)
My kids are into Spongebob Squarepants (and I have to admit I like it too), in particular my son Nels. I want to make him a shirt or overalls with this character on it - the character's name is Plankton:!.jpg

I don't have an embroidery machine nor am I good at hand-embroidering. I thought I could appliqué part of it and embroider the rest. I have no idea how to even go about this!

Any appliqué wizards out there willing to lend a hand?
see the mundane life of a housewife.
User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: DorothyL
Date: 07-05-2007, 11:32 PM (2 of 3)
A Joann Fabrics may have a cotton or fleece print with the character on it. I'm sure they have Sponge Bob. Or look around on line. Then all you have to do is cut it out and applique it on.
If worse comes to worse you can print a picture out on that iron on print paper and applique that.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: my2girlies
Date: 07-06-2007, 12:28 PM (3 of 3)
What I do for most of my appliques is first find a picture in a coloring book or on one of the free clip art pages you can find on the net. I look for one with the most simple outline possible. I decide how many colors of material I am going to need and copy that many copies of the coloring page. I find it easier not to have to worry about damaging another section of the pattern. I alwys use the fusible backing like wonder-under. I "assemble" the applique using a satin stitch. For facial features and the like I hand embroider them on before I put the applique on the clothing item. Hope this helps.
User: my2girlies
Member since: 03-25-2005
Total posts: 154
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