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Guitar Reverse Applique Shirt

By: Melissa Boclair of Three Prince Designs

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This free applique pattern really rocks the house. Use leftover fabric to create a brand new shirt for your favorite little guy. A long-sleeved striped shirt shows through the guitar shape in the t-shirt on top for a very cool look. Kids will love showing off the design to all of their friends.

Reverse Applique Guitar Shirt



  • 2 shirts



  1. So first find 2 coordinating shirts (preferably one with long sleeve and a pattern on it if possible). Next place the patterned shirt inside the other shirt and line up all seams, shoulder, and neck.

    Materials for Reverse Applique Shirt
  2. Next print off your guitar pattern and cut out the 2 pieces along the solid lines.

    Reverse Applique Guitar Pattern
  3. Next pin the guitar pattern on the shirt in the direction you want. Pin thru the paper and top 2 shirt layers.

    Guitar Shape Pinned for Reverse Applique Shirt
  4. Next sew about a 1/8 inch along the outside of the paper template. Only sew thru the top 2 layers of the shirt.

    Pins for Reverse Applique Guitar Shirt
  5. After sewing along all the edges- remove the pins and paper. Next carefully cut out only the top shirt fabric inside the guitar pattern you just sewed on. Cut close to the thread- but make sure not to cut thru the thread!!

    Reverse Applique Guitar Shape
  6. Next sew a zigzag stitch with coordinating thread all around the cut edges. Next take the small piece of pattern you cut out earlier and pin in place. Zig Zag Stitch around the edges to hold in place.

    Reverse Applique Guitar Shirt Complete


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Awesome! I always see cute things to make for little girls, and while I do have a girl, I also have twin boys and I want to make something cute for them, they will love this!


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