This is a silly, simple craft that only takes minutes, but the impact is impressive. Of course you can use any shape you want and any type of garment. This is a really easy way to refresh an old piece or add some zing to something boring!
Ok, enough talk. Let's put a bird on it!
Step 1: Materials
1 boring apron (or bag, or pillow, or shirt, etc)
Paper-backed fusible web (like Wonder Under)
I happen to have access to the Silhouette CAMEO, so I used that to cut out my design. You could also use a laser cutter, or, you know, scissors.
Step 2: Get Your Design
I then took that into a photo editing program and cleaned up the outline and fill. This step is only necessary if you're using a machine to do your cutting. If you're cutting by hand, you can just print out whatever you like!
Send the image to the machine you're using to cut the design, or print out a copy on paper if you are cutting by hand.
Step 3: Prepare Your Fabric
Cut the fabric to the appropriate size for the shape of your cutout and the machine you're cutting it with.
Step 4: Cut Your Design
Since I was using a medium weight twill and had the paper backing still on the fabric, I set the Cameo knife 9 and speed to 2.
If cutting by hand, just pin, tape, or trace your design onto the fabric and cut!
Step 5: Put a Bird on It!
Make sure your apron (etc) is clean and ironed.
Peel the paper backing off of your bird and place the bird where you want it with the fusible side down.
Iron the patch until it's well adhered.
Step 6: Congratulations
But you're not that sceptical. Leave me a comment with how you like to put a bird* on it, and I'll give you a 3-mo pro membership!
*not limited to birds alone - just show me how you like to use this technique!