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A Heart Applique T-Shirt for Valentine’s Day


A Heart Applique T-Shirt for Valentine’s Day.
Heart Applique T-shirt

I made these heart applique shirts yesterday as Valentine’s gifts for Maia and Daphne. While they were last minute in execution (and luckily very quick), I intended to make them for quite a while now.

How to Make a Heart Applique T-Shirt



1. Gather fabric for applique T-shirt

Find any outgrown shirts or fabric you have laying around. The appliques are simply floral knits from old baby shirts that Daphne has outgrown.

2. Cut out fabric heart & sew on T-shirt

I cut hearts from the material and sewed them to the T-shirts, skipping the Wonder Under I often use.

3. Add extra decoration

I added some pink rick rack trim along the edge for extra girly decoration. Ribbon or lace would also be nice.

Heart Applique T-shirt

That’s the heart applique t-shirt! Just a quick show and tell today! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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A Heart Applique T-Shirt for Valentine\'s Day


  • Reply
    February 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

    The shirts are adorable…..Great idea!

  • Reply
    February 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I am a beginner sewer and was wondering how you finish the edges, if you do at all? Or do you just leave them? These are so cute and would love to try my hand at something like this. Do you use a zigzag stitch?

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    February 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    What a great idea for a quick project. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    February 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Hi Lindsay. Usually I just use a zigzag stitch to finish the edges on an applique, but I didn’t this time. Knit fabric doesn’t unravel, so I just left the edges as is.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    February 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Thanks, Diana!

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    Nolan Reynolds
    February 10, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I made two today for my girls’ with pink shirts we already had (with stains to hide!) and a white and pink floral baby gown I found at the thrift store. Thanks for the idea! (I didn’t use rick rack but used the decorative heart stitch on my machine all the way around. Super cute!)

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