Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Refresh clothing with applique!

My friend's mom found this adorable outfit for her sweet baby girl on clearance after Christmas.  It would be perfect for Valentine's Day!  The dilemma?  The crossed candy canes in the heart.

Heart Before

Nothing a little Wonder Under and a scrap of fabric can't fix!

Heart During

This little project took about as long as my iron needed to heat up.

Heart After

All refreshed and ready for Valentine's day!

Heart Close Up

Now, a question for you pros out there...  Is this lovely little heart going to fall off when it gets washed?  Do I need to add some stitching to hold in on there?  What about fraying?  Will the Wonder Under keep that in check?  Please Wise Ones, let me know!  

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Fresh Poppy Design


  1. I have no idea, but wanted to pop in to say I think your heart looks even better than the original. Those polka dots matching the ones on the bows were meant to be!

  2. Cute fix! I would stitch it down so it doesn't come loose - kids clothes get washed a lot and I wouldn't trust the Wonder Under to keep the applique in place through use/washing.

  3. You are one smart cookie! I'd probably stitch it too. Better safe than sorry, right?

  4. This might be a good time to use one of the cute stitches on your machine that don't get much play.

  5. What a great idea! I love the way it looks. I am not very experience with sewing as of yet, but my thinking is to stitch it down too.


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