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Number Applique Shirt

My son just turned seven ( I still can’t believe I have a 7yo) so I wanted to make a fun shirt for him to wear to school. This is a very easy project; it took me less than 20 minutes to complete.

Materials Needed:

  • Shirt
  • 1/4 Fabric (Most likely won’t use it all. Depends on the size of the number you make)
  • Fabric Marker or Pencil (I actually used a crayon. It was conveniently close).
  1. Draw the number on the RIGHT SIDE of the Fabric. You can make a template and trace the number onto the shirt. I wasn’t worried about making it perfect (or making the project longer than necessary) so I just?free handed?it.?
  2. Now, you can pin the number onto the shirt but I like to use a little shortcut:number appliqe glue stick

The glue stick is one of my necessities when I’m sewing. Sometimes it does a better job of keeping the fabric in place than pins.

number applique placement

3. Once the number is in place, it’s time to start sewing. I used the zigzag stitch.

number applique zigzag stitch


4.Clip off any frays and extra thread. Ta-da! You’re finished!

number applique finished


The Birthday Boy was excited to wear his new shirt!

number applique final look

His jack-o-lantern smile is the cutest!

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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