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Appliqued Patriotic Tee


Appliqued Patriotic T-Shirt | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette


Looking for a way to share your love of all things red, white, and blue? This appliqued t-shirt would be lovely for the 4th of July, but can be worn anytime you’re feeling patriotic.


To create the appliqué I used Silhouette’s cut and sew fusible fabric stabilizer and a printed bandana. When you don’t need a lot of fabric, bandanas are a great choice. They’re inexpensive, come in a variety of patterns, and you don’t have to wait in the long lines at the fabric counter! I’ll even have enough fabric leftover to make a few more appliqued t-shirts.


Appliqued Patriotic T-Shirt | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette


Iron the stabilizer to the back of the bandana, and place it on your mat to cut. Then, once the appliqué is cut simply iron it on to your t-shirt and then sew around the design to secure it in place.


Appliqued Patriotic T-Shirt | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette


One of the best things about using the cut and sew fusible fabric stabilizer is that t-shirts tend to remain soft and flexible.


Appliqued Patriotic T-Shirt | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette


How are you using your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait to help celebrate the 4th of July?



Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

Cut & sew fusible fabric stabilizer


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  1. GREAT idea! I’m going to make this for myself this weekend!

  2. I love the idea of using a bandana! Totally adding this to my list!

  3. I want a t-shirt for my daughter. Olivia the pig.

  4. That is a cool shirt. Love the bandana tip, as well…now, that creates a lot of project ideas!

  5. What a great idea using a bandana! Thanks for the tip and thanks for sharing your great project!

  6. Brilliant and well done on sewing around that shape 😉

  7. I love the bandana tip, too! I usually only want small bits of fabric for projects like this, so that’s perfect! Fantastic shirt. 🙂

  8. Thanks, all! This one was for my beautiful little sister so I was thrilled that she loved it 🙂

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