Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Unicorn Appliquéd Shirt for the Birthday Girl

Remember when I told you that I had another birthday coming up and she wanted a My Little Pony theme?
She changed her mind.
She decided she wanted to go to Farm Country (the local petting zoo) and have a Unicorn theme.
So here's what I came up with:
Sorry it's not a great photo.  It was the best one I got of the actual shirt.  There were tons of adorable ones of her, but you couldn't see much of her shirt in them.

Here's how I did it:

What you'll need:
Cricut Machine
Cricut Cartridge
Sharp blade for Cricut (works better when cutting out small details)
Cartridges for Cricut.  I used Dress up Paper Dolls, Mickey Mouse Font, and the Home Essentials
Coordinating thread
Heat n Bond Lite
Tear Away Stabilizer if you will be sewing on with a sewing machine

Cut your Heat n Bond to fit your fabric, then iron onto the wrong side of your fabric according to package directions.
Place on Cricut mat and insert into machine.

Cut out each layer of desired image.
Iron the shirt where you want your applique, then position your bottom layer.

Iron the image on the shirt, following package instructions.
I wanted the mane and tail to be yellow, so I made this my base layer.
I then cut out the unicorn again in pink fabric and cut off the mane and tail so that the yellow would show through.
Position your second layer and iron on.

I decided the shirt needed a little more and I wanted to personalize it, so I cut out a "C" for Charly, and some flowers in purple, pink, and yellow to tie it all together.

 Once you iron it all on, you can either hand sew them on, or use your sewing machine.

At this point, I was a little rushed (and sleep deprived from a teething one year old keeping me up all night) so I forgot to take pictures.

I decided to hand stitch the flowers, and machine sew the unicorn and C.
I did the flowers by hand so that they could fray up a little on the edges.

I also did some pants.
This is before I have actually sewn them on.  I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the final product,
but what do you think?  Not bad for a first attempt, huh?
And the Birthday Girl absolutely loved it!
Which makes for a happy Mommy, even if I did feel like I was going to pull my hair out, trying to get it done in time!

Next time, No procrastinating!

P.S.  Thanks to TaDa! Creations
for the amazing tips and tutorial on appliquéing.
You can find it here.

If you want the cute look without having to take the time to sew the pieces on, buy the Heat n Bond in the Red package.


  1. THis is super cute! I love it! :)

  2. So creative! I love the colors you girlie. What a lucky girl!!

  3. Adorable. I love unicorn parties. I ended up putting a horn on some my little pony fabric. I love your applique!

  4. Love how this turned out!! Thanks for linking up.

  5. Your ARE a clever gal, huh?!! :)

    I want one too!! For me!!! :)

    Great project and fab tutorial!!

    Thansk for linking up!