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milk and cookies of a different kind

And now for something completely different… Or sort of different in that you can’t eat these milk and cookies. I’m playing around with felt patches. I’ve included templates just in case, but these are made with pretty simple shapes, so you likely don’t even need them. But I’m also playing around with templates, so you get them anyway.

These no-sew appliques are ideal to iron-on kids’ tees, onesies, blankets, caps, or whatever your heart desires. I used the front and back of a $5 tee I found at Target. I chose green, as opposed to white, so the milk would stand out best. They would also work well for twins (as in, a perfect pair). My li’l cookie:

how to make milk n’ cookies appliques

you will need:
four colors of felt (light brown, dark brown, light blue, white)
printer and paper
sharp scissors
pins (optional)
double stick fusible webbing (I use Lite Steam-A-Seam 2)
iron on adhesive (I use Heat n Bond Ultrahold)
old towel

kid’s tee or onesie

*Notes on supplies: I used wool felt, a finer quality than the pieces of felt from a craft store. Good felt is still very affordable, but holds it’s shape so much better, and I find is easier to work with. I bought mine online at Prairie Point Junction. The other items should be found at craft or sewing stores. You can also use the fusible webbing to adhere the applique to the clothing, but if you use the heat n bond, you don’t need to secure the applique by sewing.

step one: cut out your felt shapes
Using the template at the end of this post, or the pdf here, cut out the shapes. Lay the templates on your felt, pinning to secure if desired, (use light brown for the cookie, darker brown for the chips, light blue for the glass, white for the milk) and cut out shapes.

step two: fuse your appliques
For cookie: Take a piece of the fusible webbing and peel off the protective paper on one side. Press the felt chips on the webbing (close together for efficiency) so the “wrong side” adheres to the webbing. Of course, there isn’t really a “wrong” side of a chocolate chip. Cut out the webbing with the chips, trying to keep the chips and webbing precisely the same size. Carefully peel the protective paper on the other side of the webbing. Press the chips (webbing side down) on top of the light brown cookie where desired. Hence, there are little bits of fusible webbing between the cookie and the chips. Iron according to directions on the webbing package (press with iron for about 10-15 seconds).

For milk: Peel off protective paper from one side of a piece of fusible webbing. Press the “wrong” side of the white milk on the webbing. Cut webbing and milk together. Carefully peel the protective paper on the other side of the webbing and press the milk onto the glass. Iron as above.

step three: adhere your applique to the clothing
You should prewash the clothing. Place the “wrong side” of the cookie and milk glass on the sticky side of adhesive. The paper should still be on the backside of the adhesive. Carefully cut out adhesive around shapes. Turn shapes over and lay on an old towel. Iron the back over the paper according to directions on the package (iron should be warm with no steam). Warning! Any piece of adhesive that sticks out can get messy with the iron. I ruined an iron this way, so be careful none of the adhesive gets on the iron. When the appliques cool a bit, peel the paper off of the back. Place where desired on clothing. Iron as directed. (Again, be careful none of the adhesive gets on your iron.) If your appliques don’t fully adhere, turn the shirt inside out, place a towel flat inside the shirt under the applique. Iron the shirt over the applique. Voila! All done.

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  1. Selba
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    What a great idea to make this milk and cookies on a t-shirt :)

    Btw, you daughter looks so adorable!

  2. Jennifer
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    oh my!! I am going to get to work on these right away! This is the kind of project I have been wanting to do for so long. :)

  3. Melissa
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea – this looks like the type of craft even I could manage! Looks so cute!

  4. Not just a Mommy!
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    What a great craft project. I did a post on a milk and cookies shower, so how fun to work on these as a party favor. Thanks for sharing. I’m definately sharing this on my blog.

  5. Chic Cookies
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    Thanks all! Hope the project works out for everyone. Thanks for the feature “Not Just a Mommy!”

  6. Cakespy
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    What a sweet idea!! I have a friend with a dog named Cookie–I think I should make her a little jacket with this little cookie design!! Wouldn’t that be too cute?

  7. lyndsay
    Posted March 24, 2009 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    aww! so cute!

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