If you need a last minute holiday outfit, this Christmas tree applique works up really quickly, but doesn't look like it! I put it on a knit dress for little c - it'd look great on a sweatshirt or tee, also.
*piece of clothing
*small amount of faux suede in green and red
*small amount of scrap fabric
*Steam-a-Seam II Lite - optional
*embroidery floss or size 8 perle cotton
*sequin star and two beads
*wash proof glue - I like Aleene's Jewel-It
*pattern found here - print it out in landscape
1. Print out pattern and use to cut out a tree from the scrap fabric. You can either pin it on or use Steam-a-Seam to attach it. I like using the Steam-a-Seam on jersey fabric - it helps stabilize it a bit.
2. Sew around the edges of the tree using a blanket stitch.
3. Attach the star with two beads - bring the needle up through the fabric and the star, through both beads and back down through the bottom bead, the star and the fabric.
4. Attach the gems using a washable glue. If your fabric is on the thinner side, first put a piece of waxed paper inside to protect the back from any glue that may seep through. Let dry overnight before moving it.
Happy Creating! Deborah
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