SWAP Sewing: Tree Applique Tee

This is another piece of my SWAP that wasn’t part of the original plan, but it evolved so beautifully I had to include it.  I picked up this lovely blue organic cotton jersey during one of my shopping trips at the local JoAnn’s.  It was on clearance, and the sale was half off the clearance price.  To top it off, there were 34 inches left on the bolt, so it was priced as a remnant.  No sewing mama in her right mind could turn that down!  I bought it and brought it home where it went through the wash, and was folded with the other knit fabrics waiting to be sewn for swap.  Seeing my color pallatte together inspired me to make this applique.

This jersey is thin and soft, and has a nice drape like a vintage tee.  I detailed the hems and neckband with reverse coverstitching.

The tree has stitched texture along the trunk, and the leaves are each sewn on with a single line of stitching in the middle, leaving the edges free to curl a bit.  All the applique bits are knits, and the edges are left raw.

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1 Response to “SWAP Sewing: Tree Applique Tee”


  1. 1 Chrystal Corliss June 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    drool, i love that tee! i can just imagine how light and comfy that jersey is. 🙂 the tree is so cool too! wow!


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