Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 2: Katy Panda (and Mac's Monster T-shirt) sew-a-long!

Day 2 is an easy day. 

We want to give you time to collect all those supplies (for those of you that don't have a sewing stash the size of a small fabric store in your house.... :/  Not that I know anyone like that.) 

So, keep gathering those materials! If you are struggling to find fabrics for your appliques, don't fret.
You can use pretty much anything. I prefer non-fray fabrics like knits, fleece, felt, or ultra suede, but you can also use woven fabrics, as long as you use a satin stitch all the way around it. Or... heck, just do a straight stitch and let it fray a bit, too. That would be fine!

You can also upcycle fabrics. Use old t-shirts that don't fit anymore or have stains. These can be awesome supplies for small bits of applique fabrics. I bought an XL women's nightshirt at Wal-Mart to use for my Katy Panda this week. It was $7 for quite a bit of good quality fabric and SO cute, too!

There's no reason to go out and spend a fortune. Just use what you have or what you can find!

I promise, your kid is going to love this dress or shirt!
They're so fun and comfy!

And don't forget to upload your photos into the albums on our facebook group.

If you haven't joined... what are you waiting for?
Katy Panda dress sizes 1/2-16 for just $4.50
Mac's Monster T-shirt sizes 1/2-16 for just $4.50
15 and 18 inch doll pattern- just $1.00

and so many appliques to choose from: panda, kitty, monkey, bear, puppy, cow, fox, football. 
And also including a Halloween pack: Frankenstein, Dracula, Bride of Frank, ghosts, & jack o lanterns. 
And some other favorites like a snowman, bat person, monster, and many more!

And don't forget to go check out Nicole's post for today! She has so much good information for you!