I showed Seb the cut pieces for applique for this years Valentine’s Day shirt and he commented that the heart looked “broken and sideways”. After telling him that is how you make a heart on the computer he now insists that all hearts should be “sideways”. I’ve yet again used the Recces Raglan by See Kate Sew for this festive tee. Upcycled from one of my old skirts and knit scraps I’m very happy with my final project for Kids Clothes Week.
(right click image and select “save LINK as” or click to be taken to the pdf file)
I’m even including a PDF of the graphic I used because while the “<3” looks simple enough, I ended up spending quite a bit of time looking at various fonts and scale before finally settling on this version. Printed at 100% I think it would work on 4T (my son’s size) or bigger, 75% would be great for toddler sizes and 50% for infants. Be sure to print from your PDF reader and not the web browser.
After printing the heart I ironed a piece of Heat Bond Lite to the back of a scrap of jersey, used the printed graphic that cut out as a template to trace the shape on onto the backing paper of the Head Bond, cut the final shape out, remove the backing paper and place on the shirt, iron to set and finally I zigzagged around the edges with my sewing machine but you can use any finishing method your prefer. If sewing is not your thing you could even substitute the Heat Bond LITE for the Ultra which does not require sewing!
What a difference a year makes!