I am so excited to also share with you a fabric applique shirt.  It’s my rendition of the “hello” shirt…with my “Hola!” shirt, using Silhouette’s Heat Transfer interfacing!  I love interfacing and using it just got a whole lot better now that I can cut fabric with my Silhouette!  Now that I have my toes wet….the ideas are just racing through my head about things I can create next!

DIY Fabric Applique Shirt
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The downfall of using fabric for designs and appliques is “How am I going to cut that out so it looks decent?”  Right?  Like a snowflake for instance or a detailed flower or vine pattern or even my fun scripty font I used for my shirt.  The cuts are so crisp using your Silhouette and the interfacing keeps the design right where it should be while you are sewing it in place!  I am in love!  LOVE I tell you!  Here is how I made my shirt:

Supplies Needed for Fabric Applique Shirt:

I started out by finding a font I liked for the word hola.  I chose Lavanderia Sturdy.  You have to have it ‘thick’ enough to sew around!.  Next I added an exclamation point and decided that I wanted the dot to be a heart.  So I selected my exclamation and clicked “release path” on the Weld screen and that made the dot and the exclamation line separate objects.  I deleted the dot and replaced with a heart!  Voila!


Next I cut out a piece of the interfacing that was about an inch larger in both height and width of my design.  I ironed the rough side of the interfacing down on the back side of my fabric.

Silhouette Portriat Giveaway Heat Transfer Interfacing

Next trim your fabric to be the same size as the interfacing rectangle and remove the backing. {Can you see my mat gets lots of use!?}

Silhouette Giveaway on thatswhatchesaid.net

Place your interfaced fabric on your cutting mat. Feed the cutting mat into your machine. Note: to avoid bunching, make sure the fabric is not under the white rollers.

fabric interfacing with Silhouette

Next I went to my cut settings and chose fabric, replaced my regular blade with my blue fabric blade, set the blade at a 3 and then cut!

Blue Fabric Cutting Blade Hola Shirt

Hola Shirt using Silhouette

Remove the excess from the design and you are left with your perfect design.

Hola Shirt Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I ironed that onto my shirt and then ran some stitches through it on my sewing machine.

Hola Shirt at thatswhatchesaid.net

stitching on Hola Shirt at thatswhatchesaid.net

I’m kind of in love with it!  You can use this technique on tote bags, beach towels, pillows, blankets, canvases, shirts, shorts, tanks…the options are endless!

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Download your Hola Shirt Fabric Applique Here

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