|Mini Boden inspired applique T-shirts using scraps. Cost of materials, around £1.50.|
|Mini Boden T-shirt and shorts set, currently in the sale at £14 (was £24)|
But, if like me, you find it hard to justify spending £17 (or even £10 as currently on sale) on T-shirts that will no doubt end up with ketchup on them, here's how you can do it yourself...
pen, paper and scissors
Bondaweb (size depends on how big your design is)
scraps of fabric
thread (I used machine embroidery thread)
sewing machine or needle for handstitching
|Sketch out your design, and cut it out. Choose your fabric, and cut a piece of Bondaweb big enough to cover your design. Stick the Bondaweb rough side down onto the wrong side of your fabric, by holding the iron in place for about ten seconds.|
|Trace your design on the smooth side of the Bondaweb, and cut it out so you have a fabric shape.|
|My personal favourite - made from last remaining scraps of Tanya Whelan fabric from a dress I made for myself.|
|Amy Butler fabric scraps.|
|More Amy Butler scraps.|
|Scraps from fabric found at the local sewing shop in Bedford.|
|Okay, so I may have got carried away with the elephants -|
but now I've got a great big stash of birthday presents ready to go.
Hip, hip, hooray!