How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt

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Mixing floral and striped patterns makes a statement with your clothing. For an easy take on this trend, make your own flower appliqués with floral fabric and fusible webbing paper. This no-sew project pleases beginners and experts alike.

Add flower shapes to a striped shirt for an eye-catching project.
Add flower shapes to a striped shirt for an eye-catching project. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Things You'll Need

  • Striped shirt
  • Floral fabric
  • Iron-on fusible webbing paper
  • Fabric scissors
  • Iron
Use fabric with flowers separated from each other so you can cut them out.
Use fabric with flowers separated from each other so you can cut them out. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Shirt)

Step 1

Cut a segment of fusible webbing paper big enough to accommodate the number of flower appliqués you plan to use.

Fusible webbing paper becomes the back of the flower appliqué.
Fusible webbing paper becomes the back of the flower appliqué. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 2

Place the fusible webbing paper on the back side of the fabric, waxy side down.

The waxy side of the fusible paper should face the back of the fabric.
The waxy side of the fusible paper should face the back of the fabric. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 3

Turn on the iron and select the "Cotton" setting. Apply the iron to the paper, pressing down firmly and moving carefully but steadily back and forth. Continue until the wax melts and adheres to the fabric; this should take about 3 minutes. Use caution, as the paper gets very hot. Allow it to cool completely before you handle it.

Follow additional directions provided on the packaging of fusible webbing paper.
Follow additional directions provided on the packaging of fusible webbing paper. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 4

Cut the fabric around the paper.

Let the paper cool before you touch it.
Let the paper cool before you touch it. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 5

Cut out flowers.

Use bigger flowers. Don't worry about smaller details.
Use bigger flowers. Don't worry about smaller details. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 6

Repeat for all the flower appliqués you want to use.

Cut out as many or as few flower appliqués as you like.
Cut out as many or as few flower appliqués as you like. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 7

Determine the placement of each flower appliqué on the striped shirt.

Plan the position of each appliqué before you iron them into place.
Plan the position of each appliqué before you iron them into place. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 8

Peel away the paper backing from one appliqué.

Remove the paper to expose a waxy layer.
Remove the paper to expose a waxy layer. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 9

Place the appliqué on the shirt, waxy side down. Select the "Cotton" setting on the iron and firmly press down on the appliqué. Move the iron back and forth carefully but steadily to apply even heat across the appliqué.

Evenly distribute heat by moving the iron back and forth over the appliqué.
Evenly distribute heat by moving the iron back and forth over the appliqué. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

Step 10

Repeat with the remaining flower appliqués. Let the shirt cool before you wear it.

Add the flower appliqués, one by one.
Add the flower appliqués, one by one. (Image: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt)

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