What is the best way to sew appliqué onto a T-shirt?
- Place the appliqué on the t-shirt in the location where you like it to be. Once you’re satisfied with your design, fuse (iron on) the appliqué to your garment. Allow for cooling. To increase the endurance of the appliqué, sew it all around using a tight zigzag thread. If you’re using a floral pattern, make sure the button is neatly sewn into the middle of the flower.
What is the best stabilizer for t shirt embroidery?
One piece of medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer is the most appropriate choice for this application. With the lightest of patterns, such as toile or antique, tear-away stabilizer can be added to keep the fabric from shifting.
What stitch do you use for applique?
The double blanket stitch is my go-to stitch for machine appliqué since it only requires two stitches on the horizontal portion of the thread and two stitches on the vertical half of the stitch. The motion that the sewing machine needle travels when producing this stitch has even inspired some of my quilting friends to devise a dance to represent the motion.
Do you have to use stabilizer when applique?
It is not always required to use a stabilizer with appliques that are applied with a paper-backed fusible web. The type of stitch used to sew the fusible applique, the weight of the fusible, and the type and weight of thread all have an impact on whether or not you require a stabilizer for your project.