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DIY Reverse Cat Applique on a Hoodie


DIY Reverse Cat Applique on a Hoodie

Today I started a new project - I think it's called reverse applique? But I am not sure.

birdie helping me sew

I am practicing on my old pink hoodie using one of my favorite cat fabrics that I plan on using to also make scrub pants.. My mother did this concept on a sweatshirt many years ago creating a quilt star. I am not talented enough to do intricite work like she did. 

Sewing the circle

I lined up the cats I wanted to use on a iron board, placed pins to secure all the sides. 

Then I went to the sewing machine and started by creating a circle around the applique and started sewing. 

The thread was sewing too loose and it was more like a baste stitch.. So I tightened up the tension and sewed over it again and it seems better stitch.. 

close up stitching

I have completed two out of five so I have a few more to go. I hope that as I go through the other ones I will develop a confident craft and hope to use them. On my new pink hoodie! 

cute kitty after I removed the hoodie fabric

Would you ever try this? Where would you sew the appliques? 

this is what they are beginning to look like


This is what they look like on the back of my hoodie

Kingston, MA·Updated Mon, September 4


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