- Image of Angry Bird - see below to print your own
- Red t-shirt
- Small pieces of black, white, and yellow knit fabric
- Paper-backed fusible web, such as Wonder Under or Heat 'n Bond Lite (I used Heat 'n Bond but either product will work.)
- Optional: transfer paper (tracing paper) and stylus or pencil
- sewing machine, thread, scissors
- iron and ironing board
1. Print image of Angry Bird onto computer paper.
2. Fuse fabric to Heat 'n Bond Lite.
3. Trace and cut shapes for your Angry Bird applique.
NOTE: If you do NOT have transfer paper, simply cut the image with scissors and trace around eaach piece. Cut around the black backround first, then trace. Then cut out each piece of the face and trace each one individually.
- Black background
- Two black pupils for the eyes
- Two pieces of white fabric for the eyes
- White fabric for the teeth/mouth
- Two yellow pieces for the beak
4. Fuse each piece of the bird's face to your shirt.
- Fuse the black background onto the t-shirt.
- Fuse all the white and yellow pieces onto the black. You can do all five pieces at the same time.
- Fuse the black pupils onto the white eyes.
If you try to adhere all the pieces at once, the bottom pieces won't get hot enough to stick to the shirt unless you overheat the top pieces. TIP: If you got eager and put everything on the t-shirt and started ironing, don't worry. Check the edges of your applique to see how well everything adhered to your shirt. If you have small patches of the bottom pieces that are loose, go ahead and sew down the applique (see below), then turn the shirt inside out and try setting the Heat 'n Bond from the inside of the shirt.
5. Sew around each piece of the applique.
If my presser foot looks funny, it's because I used a clear applique foot so I could see my work more easily. A regular foot will work just fine.
Iron the shirt one last time to set the stitches. Then voila! - you're done!