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Boy’s Hipster Applique Tutorial

The lovely Andrea from The Train To Crazy and Go To Patterns is here today. She’s the host of the Make It, Wear It linky party, and has been a wonderful support to me. She even made my home a happier place by giving me great advice to stop my toddler constantly hurting his baby sister. Not only that, she sews great clothes, so let’s see what she’s made for her little boy…

Hello! I’m Andrea from The Train To Crazy and Go To Patterns. I love sewing and am so excited to have a little guy now to sew outfits for. You can check out my project gallery and my tutorial pages to see what I usually sew! Today I’m sharing a fun project for adding a bit of edge to a regular boy’s button down shirt. I call it the “hipster appliqué”.


I used an old men’s shirt with a fun pattern. Iron some double sided fusible web onto the back of your pattern then cut it out to be the shape you prefer.


Peel the paper backing off your fusible web and iron it onto your shirt. I love how it looks on the back but with a smaller applique you could do something fun on the front or the sleeve.


Stitch around the edge of the appliqué. I chose a straight stitch because I like when the edges curl up a little after being washed.



That’s it! Put it on your guy. Then attempt to photograph…


Thanks for having me!

What a cool shirt for a little guy (or any guy for that matter)! And aren’t those curls just adorable! Thanks for joining in on Boy’s Own Style Month, Andrea!


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