It’s no secret that I love decorating for a nursery. Last spring, I made some baby bird stitcheries using Therm O Web’s HeatnBond Lite iron-adhesive. It’s my favorite way to applique!
To create the sweet shapes I gather my supplies. This project requires some HeatnBond Lite, scissors, a pen, and a lightbox (or sunlit window).
First, I trace the images (in reverse) onto the paper-side of the HeatnBond Lite.
I loosely cut around each image and place it with its corresponding scrap of fabric. The gritty-side of the HeatnBond Lite should touch the “wrong” side of the fabric scrap.
Using medium-heat and no steam, I iron over the area to bond the HeatnBond Lite to the fabric. Just a couple seconds is all that is needed!
After it has cooled, I carefully cut out each shape and peel off the paper from the back.
After I have arranged all the images onto my stitchery, I iron over them to fuse them in place.
The final step is to stitch the shapes in place either by machine or hand!
If you’d like to know more about making a baby bird stitchery, just check out the full pattern available on my website: Baby Bird Stitcheries.