Hi all! Carla here from Creatin’ in the Sticks and I’m excited to be on the Thermoweb blog again with a super fast and fun fabric Easter craft idea.
Have you tried HeatnBond Soft Stretch Fusible Web Adhesive yet? It’s a lightweight iron-on web adhesive specially designed to move with your stretch fabric while maintaining a strong bond. HeatnBond Soft Stretch Fusible Web Adhesive is perfect if you are appliqueing on a tee or knit fabrics. Better yet, these bunny ears can be appliqued with stretchy plush, Minky fabric and still be super soft.
Plush Bunny Ears Applique with HeatNBond SoftStretch
by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks
please read through the complete instructions before starting.
Click Here for Bunny Ears Applique templets by Carla Henton at Creatin in the Sticks
HeatnBond Soft Stretch Lite Fusible Web Adhesive
1 – Cotton t-shirt pre-washed (this one is 3T)
Minky plush fabric: grey – 6 ½” x 8 ½” scrap
Aurifil 50 wt thread: #2625
InkJet Printer, Iron (I love my pink Oliso), Permanent Marker, Sharp scissors
Bunny Ears Applique Instructions:
Firstly, trace all the bunny ear templates onto the paper side of the HeatnBond Soft Stretch Lite Fusible Web Adhesive with a permanent marker.
Place the template pieces, fusible web side down, on the wrong side of the Minky fabric. The next step is to work in sections for 5 seconds at a time with the iron on high, press the fusible web to the wrong side of the Minky plush fabric.
Let the applique pieces cool. Cut out all applique pieces on the traced lines.
Cut one piece of Pressing Paper in half on the fold. Place the shirt on an ironing surface front side up.
Next, insert a one-half sheet of Pressing Paper, shiny side up, in the shirt and press the shirt front smooth.
The next step is to peel the backing paper off of the applique pieces and place them adhesive side down on the prewashed t-shirt using the pattern as a guide.
Once the applique is positioned correctly, place the second half of Pressing Paper with the shiny side down over the applique pieces. Bond the applique pieces to the shirt by holding the iron on the pressing paper for 15 seconds with no steam. Work in sections until all the pieces have been bonded.
It is important to let the shirt cool and then remove all of the Pressing Paper.
Use the Aurifil thread to zigzag around each applique piece.
Finally, shake the t-shirt to remove all the loose bits of Minky and it’s ready for a sweety.
Have a Happy Easter everyone,