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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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Applique help for Morrigan Kimono

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Currently I'm working on Morrigan's kimono from DarkStalkers and I am stuck with how to approach the bats all over her kimono. I could do fabric paint, but that might not look as nice. I could do appliqués, but I wonder if so many sewn on appliqués would look silly, and the stitching around it might not look the best. Do you guys have any other suggestions?
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Unread 03-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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You can draw/trace the bat pattern onto purple fabric and cut out heat and bond pieces around the same size - either in a circle pr rectangular shape - put said heat and bond ont he back of those bats (before cutting them out) and then cut them out and heat and bond the other side onto your kimono.

As long as you're a careful cutter, it should look really really nice
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Unread 03-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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you could also do iron ons like the sheets you print from a printer
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Unread 03-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thank you! I think I like the heat and bond idea - especially if it's something that can last a while
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Unread 03-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #5
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It's a little more expensive, but I would highly recommend using Spoonflower.com and printing your own fabric for something this. If you know how to use Photoshop or Illustrator you can quickly whip up a repeat print, or have someone make one for you, and then have them print it. That way you get silkscreened fabric that looks seamless and is way less work than appliqueing or hand painting!
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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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I would screen print over it.

You can make a cheap, basic screen from silk screen (you can buy pieces of it from most good art stores), and staple-gun it over a flat-faced photo frame with the glass removed. I've got three screens like this, and it's much cheaper than buying a proper screen.
For a one-use print like this you could get away with cutting the stencil from greaseproof paper instead of stencil plastic.


It would look a thousand times better than painting them on by hand, and much neater than applique. And cheaper than spoonflower.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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I agree on the screenprinting. Or just use fabric paint with a stencil.
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Somewhere there's a tutorial for this..
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Unread 03-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #9
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Heat and bond tutorial.

It will work great if your edges are sharp and your fabric doesnt fray at the edges. Will take longer than screen printing since that's a lot of cutting.
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