Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lightning McQueen Applique Tutorial {& Pattern}

As promised, here is the first tutorial from our Cars themed Birthday Celebration!

I wanted Gray to have an awesome birthday shirt
AND
I {love} all things appliqued!

Introducing the Lightning McQueen Tee!

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Here's what you'll need
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T-Shirt (mine was $5 at Target, but check Hobby Lobby for $3 tees)
Red, Black, White, and Yellow Fabric
My Handy Dandy Pattern found {HERE}
Fusible Web (Wonder Under, Heat N Bond, etc)
*Make sure you can machine sew your web!*
Black & White Thread
Iron
Sewing Machine

First go {HERE} and print the Lightning McQueen pattern. Trace the pattern onto your Fusible Web and roughly cut out.
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Iron the rough side of the fusible web onto the wrong side of your fabric.
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Cut out all of the pieces.

To assemble your car, remove the paper backing from the fusible web and iron the details onto the car. I ironed everything together besides the tires.
**Be sure to follow the instructions with the fusible web**
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Remove the paper backing from your cars and tires center it on your Tee. Iron on!
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Now it's time to do your stitching! I did most everything by machine. I stitched everything with black or white thread depending on what I thought looked best.

To tie off the ends, I took the thread from the back of the tee and pulled the front end of the thread to the back. I then tied the pieces off several times and cut the ends of the thread.
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For the headlights, small lightning bolt, & #95, I stitched by hand.

Stitch some additional details into the rear and hood of the car to give your "Lightning McQueen" a more finished look!

You could always add a name to the bottom of the Tee too, but for this shirt, less is more for me :)

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I also made a Darth Vater Tee for Laynie's Boyfriend, Noah's Birthday. The pattern for Darth Vater is {HERE}

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2 comments:

  1. how fun!!! i am totally making this for my 4 year old's birthday party this weekend :) thanks for the helpful post!

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  2. Hi I'm a new follower. This is such a cute idea! I have been seeing so many different applique ideas, and I think my son would love this one. Thanks for the tutorial!
    I hope you get a moment to come check my blog out as well, and follow me back :)
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