How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt

Add flower shapes to a striped shirt for an eye-catching project.
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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.

Things You'll Need

Use fabric with flowers separated from each other so you can cut them out.
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  • Striped shirt
  • Floral fabric
  • Iron-on fusible webbing paper
  • Fabric scissors
  • Iron

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Follow additional directions provided on the packaging of fusible webbing paper.
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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.

Step 4

Let the paper cool before you touch it.
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Cut the fabric around the paper.

Step 5

Use bigger flowers. Don't worry about smaller details.
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Cut out flowers.

Step 6

Cut out as many or as few flower appliqués as you like.
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Repeat for all the flower appliqués you want to use.

Step 7

Plan the position of each appliqué before you iron them into place.
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Determine the placement of each flower appliqué on the striped shirt.

Step 8

Remove the paper to expose a waxy layer.
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Peel away the paper backing from one appliqué.

Step 9

Evenly distribute heat by moving the iron back and forth over the appliqué.
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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.

Step 10

Add the flower appliqués, one by one.
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Repeat with the remaining flower appliqués. Let the shirt cool before you wear it.