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50 mins

This Belongs to Me
Appliqué is a technique used in the fashion industry to add texture, pattern, and visual interest to clothing.
This next project will turn your ordinary hooded sweatshirt into an individual fashion statement— a one-of-a-kind designer piece.

Give hoodies a chance!

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  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw your chunky lettering by hand. Or, to create a design like this, use a funky font on your computer and print your word in the right size, using a word processor such as Microsoft Word—see the Top Tips box for more information on how to do this.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Print out the lettering and then trace over it on some tracing paper, using a pencil.

    Top Tip!
    This design was created using a groovy 70s-style font called Bell Bottom Laser from dafont.com; it was enlarged in Microsoft Word to make a bigger template.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now iron the paper-backed fusible webbing onto the piece of fabric you want your letters to be
    made from. Follow the instructions on the webbing packaging and ask an adult for help if you find it diicult.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace the lettering onto the webbing backing, making sure
    the letters are the right way up. To check this, take your tracing paper with the pencil-traced letters upside, and mark it UPSIDE. Then turn it over and trace again on the other side of the letters.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use your pencil to scribble over the traced letters on the UPSIDE. This will transfer the lettering onto the webbing backing.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut each letter out of the fusible webbing, using scissors. Peel off the paper backing and arrange the letters on the hoodie. Iron the letters to make them stick; if they move too much, you may need to pin them first.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a contrasting colored thread to hand stitch a neat running stitch around the letters, or ask an adult to help you use a sewing machine.

  • How to make a hoodie. Easy Embroidered Lettering Hoodie - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew about 1/8 inch from the edge of the letters, keeping your stitches evenly spaced. You can use thicker thread for a chunkier look.

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