This week Anna‘s sew-along features her ‘Heart Top’, made with a super-stretchy knit so it will fit easily over the doll’s head and allow a child to put both arms through the sleeves. You can applique anything you wish to the top’s front, but I chose to do mine using her heart pattern.
Therm-o-web sponsored a give-away of Anna’s book, as well as several of their amazing products, including Heat’nBond EZ Print Lite iron-on adhesive for ink-jet printers. Wow, this stuff is beyond amazing! Using my inkjet printer, I printed the heart onto Heat’nBond, following directions on the package back. I placed it onto the back of my pink Lycra fabric, held my iron to the paper liner for a couple seconds and let it cool for a few seconds. I cut out my heart and peeled off the paper liner. You’ll be amazed too at the amount of glue on the back of your applique! Simply place it adhesive-side down on your top, press and hold your iron for about 6 seconds and your applique is securely bonded to your fabric. Per directions, then sew around your shape.
After finishing my Heart Top, I had to sew Week 7’s Textured Skirt for Nanea to model for my post on our Sew-Along FB group. My fabric has vertical stripes of tulle as well as some in ribbon with a rose pattern printed on them, as well as a few clear sequins that likely won’t show in my photo.
Since I has so much fun with the EZ Print Lite, I had to try another top and skirt. This time I used a flower for my applique cut from the glittered mesh I used for Grace’s skirt. Having no pattern for the flower, I used Heat’n Bond Lite iron-on adhesive that came in a 17-inch x 1.25 yd-piece. So wonderful to have all of Therm-o-web’s many options to create one-of-a-kind items!