Skeleton ribcage w/ Heart Applique:
Ribcage Appliques (copy/print from below)
2 Heart Appliques (copy/print from below)
Heat n' Bond or similar product
Click on the applique templates below, right click copy and then paste into WORD or save. You can resize (shrink or enlarge) to fit your shirt the best.
Print out your applique templates and cut out.
Take your white and red fabrics and apply some Heat n' bond with an iron according the package directions. Cut a piece large enough for your applique pieces.
Choose a heart to use and trace onto the heat n' bond. Do the same with the ribcage. Cut out shapes.
Peel the paper back off of the fabric and flip over your shapes. Position your applique pieces onto your shirt to find the placement you like. Once they are in position, take off the ribcage and iron the heart onto the shirt according to package directions.
Sew the heart onto the shirt using a straight stitch, zig zag, satin stitch or whatever decorative or simple stitch you like.
Replace the ribcage and iron onto the shirt. Sew it on following the same instructions as above.
and you are DONE!
Extra tips and ideas:
- Create it in various sizes - think baby onesies up to adult!
- Add some extra up "ghoulish" elements like worms, snakes, other organs, etc.......
- Use the applique template with other materials such as paper
- It's not just for t-shirts! Get creative!
If you craft up some Halloween items from this tutorial, upload and share your photos in the Brassy Apply Flickr group!