For this Thursday I will be showing you how to create a simple iron-on applique!
Here's What You'll Need:
- Item You Want Your Applique On
- Heat Bond Iron-On Adhesive (can be found at Joann Fabrics, Hancock Fabrics, or even Walmart)
- Pattern for the Shape of Your Applique
- Ironing Board
- Dress Pins
- Optional: Fabric Pencil or Tailor's Chalk
Step 1: To make sure you have enough iron-on adhesive for your applique pattern, place the pattern on top of the heat bond adhesive and cut around it. Repeat with your fabric.
Step 2: Before continuing, note there are two sides to your adhesive. A paper side and a shiny side.
Step 3: Grab your fabric and adhesive and bring them to the ironing board. Place the adhesive, shiny side down, onto the wrong side of your fabric. Next, iron the adhesive to the fabric for a maximum of 5 seconds, without any steam. Make sure to iron it entirely.
Step 4: While your adhesive is cooling, pin or trace your pattern onto the right side the fabric and cut it out.
Step 5: Once your applique is cut out and the adhesive has cooled, carefully peal the paper backing off of your fabric. Make sure the adhesive is securely on your fabric while peeling.
Step 6: Next, strategically place your applique on the item you desire and carefully iron it. While ironing, make sure the applique is fused completely. Now, if you used knit fabrics, I suggest topstitching around the edges of the applique with a zig-zag stitch for stretch. However, if you used woven fabrics, stitching is not required.
And Wallah! Your Finished!