Tuesday, 14 February 2012

I Love Ponies ~ FREE Applique Tee-shirt Pattern

When I saw this fabric on our recent trip to Kaikoura, I just knew I had to buy some for Miss Missy!

I decided to make her a tee-shirt.  She really loves the mother and foal, so I decided to use that motif.  I like the way it turned out :-)

I've been thinking for some time that it would be nice to share some of my patterns, and as today is Valentine's Day, I thought, wouldn't it be just the perfect pattern to share?

Of course, it doesn't have to be I Love Ponies...it could be I Love Puppies, I Love Cupcakes, I Love Fairies, I Love Teddies...  You are limited only by the fabric you can find!  For the central motif, you need a fabric with a relatively large motif, the one I chose is about 6.5cm (2 1/2").  For the coordinating fabric, choose a tone-on-tone design, or a very small motif.  I first chose a dotty fabric which looked very pretty en masse, but when I tried it out, it looked a little silly, as not enough of the dots actually showed up round the heart.  So I chose instead to use the green, which has a slightly sparkly swirly pattern.  I bought the horse fabric here, and the green fabric here.  You will also need a blank t-shirt, of course.  

If you have never done applique, I'm planning to do a tutorial on it soon, so watch this space!

So... if you would like to make one of these yummy tees yourself, I have made the pattern available for FREE.  

This is the first time that I have created a pdf, and the first pattern that I have shared, and the first time that I have used this function to link a pdf to my blog, so I really hope it all works :-)

Happy sewing, on me!


  1. Well done on your first pdf and pattern sharing- great job!

  2. Cool shirt.
    Looking forward to seeing how applique works :-)


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