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back-to-school

Upcycle an old backpack with some fun appliques! Let the kids pick out their appliques and use one of our four methods to attach. 

Materials

  • Backpack
  • Appliques
  • Heat n Bond Ultra (optional)
  • 606 Adhesive Spray (optional)
  • Embroidery Thread & Needle (optional)

Options

  1. Use heat n bond ultra to create a stronger bond between the applique and backpack. Trace your applique on the heat n bond and cut out. Press your applique to the heat n bond and peel off the paper backing. Cover with a pressing cloth and hold and press for 20 seconds or until adhered.
  2. Use a piece of cardboard or newspaper to protect your work surface. Place your applique face down and spray with 606 Adhesive Spray. Place onto your backpack, cover with a pressing cloth and hold and press for 20 seconds or until adhered.
  3. If your applique has a good border you can embroider it onto the backpack with a blanket stitch.
  4. You can use the natural adhesive from the applique also. On rough or thick fabrics it might not adhere as well.

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The kiddos are back to school and it is the perfect opportunity to sew some new back to school outfits! Bring them along to the store and let them pick out their own fabric so they can be rocking in their own style! We have so many great patterns for beginners and advanced sewers, there really is no reason not to tackle a back to school project.

M7737 and Shibori Collection Rayon Knits

Tackle an easier project with McCalls 7737 – learn to sew pattern! Knits can be easy to sew with the right supplies! Make sure to change your needle to a stretch needle or jersey needle. A serger can also make this project easier.

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Materials
Materials

Materials

 •  0.8m cotton fabric
 •  0.8m medium fusible interfacing
 •  0.2m baby lamb fleece
 •  0.2m Heat n Bond Ultra
 •  Scrap pink fabric or felt (alpaca ears)
 •  Scrap felt (alpaca mouth)
 •  Black embroidery thread & needle
 •  0.2m pompom trim
 •  Elastic (enough to loop over button)
 •  Button
 •  Sewing machine, thread, scissors, dressmaker’s pencil and iron
 •  Alpaca pattern
 •  optional – Insul-Shine for insulation

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