Monday, December 26, 2011

Penguin PJs w/ free Applique Template

After lots of cutting and ironing and stitching and drawing and stitching some more, our Penguin Jammies for our Christmas Eve tradition became a reality!
Best part, everyone loved them and made it all very much worthwhile!

And since penguins are super cute and not just for Christmas, and since I made a template for the applique on our shirts anyway, I thought I'd share it with you all in case you'd like to make your own penguins. They are super easy and can of course be personalized in a variety of ways.

 Access the template in PDF here.

I simply sketched a basic shape and then created the layered pieces. Each piece is included in the applique template you can print out above.

Cut the pieces from felt. I made very traditional penguins, but you could have a lot of fun making the belly from different printed felt or fabrics. 
Pin the pieces to your shirt and embellish however you'd like. 
You could use felt for the eyes too, but I went with buttons. Other fun additions could be bowties, scarves, hats, snowflake buttons scattered about....anything you'd like.
 Stitch everything in place and your done!

We had quite the adorable penguin parade around here for Christmas!
Hope someone else can enjoy our lil' fella too.
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