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free bat applique

I always have fun sewing my kids coordinating Halloween shirts, which they wear the heck out of all Fall, and this year I made them some scrappy upcycled raglans! I’m sharing the free bat applique pattern & tutorial so you can make some too. Check out last year’s upcycled raglans, I miss that fabric.

halloween bat applique free pattern

There is something SO satisfying about taking a big stack of stained old t-shirts and turning them into cute kid’s clothes; if you’ve never done it before, I have a full tutorial here for how to upcycle the base shirt from a free patternsmall halloween bat applique

I ended up making two sizes for this fun little creature; above you can see the smaller bat applique.

large scrappy bat applique

And here is the bigger bat applique! These are pretty small pieces, but if you go slowly I think it is a relatively easy applique design. I have all my best beginner tips for machine applique in this post, and then the full tutorial below!

Pin this free bat applique pattern for later, using this link and photo:

Free bat applique pattern! Fun way to make a diy halloween shirt; this is a full tutorial with photo steps if you are new to applique. Upcycle some scraps and sew this fun Halloween project! #applique #sewing #halloween

Free bat applique pattern




step 1 applique photo tutorial

Step 1– If you aren’t printing on to a transfer sheet, trace it with the bumpy side down.

step 2 how to use wonder under

Step 2– Cut roughly around each shape.

step 3 applique

Step 3– Iron the pieces down on the wrong side of the fabric, following product instructions, let cool. Cut out carefully along the lines.

step 4 what is heat n bond

Step 4-Peel off the paper backing.

step 5 sewing on an applique

Step 5– Use your iron and adhere according to package instructions, sticky side down. Let cool.

Step 6– Stitch closely around the edges.

Step 7– Continue to layer; for this design it goes base body, wing bones, middle body, and eyes. I experimented with a few ways of sewing the small eyeballs on; I ended up liking the X design over top, but you can also stitch a slow circle around the inside or use this version of Heat N Bond that will stay permanently without sewing.

And you’re done! Put bats on everything!

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Wednesday 6th of October 2021

I’m sorry but I cannot get the link to work to get the bat appliqué pattern. Would you please send this to me or direct me to a link at access? Thank you. It looks great!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Hi Jean! Did you get signed up for the newsletter? There's a link under supplies to sign up and then after you confirm, you'll get a password and link to where all the freebies are. Let me know if you have other issues, I'll make sure you get sorted out!

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