Applying Appliques

One of the most asked questions we get in the store is how to apply appliques. When it comes to appliques, there are a couple of ways to apply them seamlessly. Here are some of the most common:Bullion Crest

An applique like the Bullion Crest above is best affixed with glue. It is too thick to be sewn by hand unless you’re using a heavy duty needle, and a lot of strength. Save yourself the trouble, and take a look at our Glue Guide to find a glue that fits your needs!

Rhinestone Diamond Applique

This Diamond Shape Rhinestone Applique is great for adding sparkle to your outfit! The easiest way to attach this applique is by sewing it on. Glue may be too visible, and if it’s going on a delicate piece the glue may affect the garment’s flexibility. Use a strong invisible thread to secure it down.

2.25" HOT-FIX STONES SQ. MOTIF

There are some appliques that you can apply with heat like this 2.25″ Hot-Fix Stones Sq. Motif. Look for the terms “hot fix” or “heat transfer” to find these appliques. Use an iron to apply these by placing them on your garment then turning the clothing inside out and ironing on.

Fringe Bag DIY

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Love fringe? Love studs? This spring time bag update is perfect for you!
Rather than buying a new bag revamp one that you already have with some of our favorite trims!DSC_0128SUPPLIES

8” Imported Ultra Suede Fringe- Beige

4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud in Gold

Bag

Needle

Thread

Iron

Scrap piece of fabric

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Place your 4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud in Gold on your 8” Imported Ultra Suede Fringe- Beige
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Once the stud is properly placed, cover the fringe with a piece of scrap paper.
Iron the scrap piece of fabric for 15 seconds. This will allow your studs to properly stick.

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Once you have added all of your studs onto your fringe you’re ready to attach your fringe to your bag. Starting from the inside, begin sewing the fringe into place.

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Now you’re ready to show off your new and improved bag!

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DIY OMG Sweatshirt

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Candy of Taylor and Demolish recently made a sweatshirt with supplies from our store, and we loved it so much we had to share. She was inspired by Acne’s “OMG” sweater, and used iron-on letters from our store to create the same effect. The collegiate feel is perfect for fall, but we also love the fun quirky aspect of the sweater. See the tutorial below, and stop by Taylor and Demolish to see more!

The inspiration:
Supplies: O, M, and G chenille heat-set letters, a sweatshirt, and an iron

1. Line up the letters where you want them on your sweatshirt.

2. With the iron on its cotton setting, place it onto each letter for about 45 seconds each. Simply hold it down, rather than moving it around.

3. Let it cool for a few minutes, then you’re ready to wear your new sweatshirt!

Tutorial: Applying Iron-on Nailheads

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By Blerona

So if you haven’t noticed from some of my previous blogs, I’ll let you in on the secret. I’m in love with Iron-on nailheads! I did a little DIY on my jean shorts for my winter vacationwardrobe, and I decided to show you step by step instructions so you too can have fun DIY-ing your clothes and accessories. Here are the super easy steps.

What you’ll need:

Step1: Place you jeans on a flat surface and create your pattern.

Step2: When you created you pattern/design set iron on high no steam.

Step3: Place a cloth carefully over you nailheads. (Without moving the nailheads)

Step4: Place iron over cloth and hold for 2 -3 minutes. Make sure all nailheads are attached to your jeans, otherwise repeat this step.

Step 5: Add more iron nailheads to fill up the heart.

 

 

Step6: Repeat step 3 & 4

And you’re finished! Happy DIY’s