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Shiny 'painted' writings!
I found this H&M giftcard worth €50 the other day but I don't buy H&M because of ethical reasons. I saw a sweater hanging with the text 'Crush on you' spelled on it I wanted to buy it so badly because of its cuteness but was put off since the label read 'made in Bangladesh'.

I eventually bought socks and some jewellery as a present for Christmas.

Posted by EVEnl from Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands • Published See EVEnl's 307 projects »
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  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Faux Paint Felt Applique  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Type your desired text in Word using WordArt.

    I used the Mistral font and enlarged it to the size I wanted. I used this font because it looks like it's been written with a fountain pen.

    Pin it onto your felt and cut it out.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Faux Paint Felt Applique  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Give the felt a coating using Mod Podge Fabric. Not only will the applique last longer when washed but it will also give it a shiny 'painted' look.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Faux Paint Felt Applique  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Arrange the applique onto your garment.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Faux Paint Felt Applique  - Step 4
    Step 4

    <-- pin it down like so.

  • How to make an applique t-shirt. Faux Paint Felt Applique  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now comes the time consuming part..

    The time spend on this depends on the size of your applique (mine took about 3 hours!!)

    You could attach the applique by hand stitching it to the sweater or you could just glue it on.

    I hand stitched it because it made it look a bit more puffy around the edges plus I thought glueing it on would make the applique on the sweater appear less flexible.

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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
I agree with Felecity, the font on your jumper is much more awesome then the H&M one. YAY!!
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EVEnl
EVEnl · Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, NL · 319 projects
-> SillyShannon
I did not buy the sweater it was my brother's... but shhhh... don't tell. I believe he got it at MANGO.



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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
I like your font better then the original.
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sshannonsimss
sshannonsimss · Jackson, Mississippi, US · 2 projects
This is really cute! Where did you buy your sweater?
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