Revisit those happier, simpler times with these fun felt applique's of your favorite video game characters. Once you have all of the materials, this is an easy fifteen minute project.
I like to decorate cheap walmart t-shirts with these, but they could just as easily adorn your book bag or any other fabric surface.
Step 1: Surround yourself with
You need to get felt sheets for all of the colors in the character. One sheet per color is plenty. You'll use a lot of black with these, so you may want to pick up a few extra. (MsPacman uses black, yellow, red/pink, and blue/black)
You also need to get some fusible interfacing. I got the kind with a sticky side. You'll need at least two sheets.
You'll also need some nice sharp scissors. There a lot of corners to cut, so you may want to use very pointy ones.
Finally, you need access to a good iron and pressing mat or ironing board.
Oh! and of course, you should have something to iron the applique to -- like a t-shirt or book bag.
Step 2: Transfer your design to a grid
I give you two grids here, one for Ms PacMan and one for a Ghost. I based the grids on images that I found online at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7576265 (props to pixelparty!) Do a google image search for 8-bit art to see lots of other characters.
Once you have developed the grid, print it out on a couple sheets of paper, at your desired size. I put this on a t-shirt, so I printed them at about 8"x8". You don't have to print it in color. Gray-scale is just fine (and cheaper!).