I’m so excited to share my newest design, the Big Ocean Appliques! Featuring a scrappy, layered shark applique and a scrappy, layered whale applique; this pattern is perfect for using up those tiny bits of fabric or upcycling a bunch of t-shirts. I’m planning on designing a bunch of different critters in the same style, my kids are loving theirs and it’s so fun picking out different patterns.
I love appliques because they use up super small scraps, they’re a really simple way to personalize a plain shirt, and they are great for covering up holes and stains!
I now have to sew 2 of absolutely everything, they love matching and I love not hearing them fight over something, ha! Both shirts are the Bella Sunshine Designs’ free raglan pattern, it sews up great you can
Which one is your favorite? The shirts and appliques are both 100% sewn from upcycled shirts and leggings, which I love.
I love the floral on floral! Please don’t ask me how long I spent choosing everything, it is so much fun.
The pattern is included in the latest issue of
These are the shots included in the magazine, taken by
And a cute little whale, also shot by Elizabeth. Whoever sewed this one couldn’t resist using a floral, just like me!
Every time I work on a new pattern, generous people share their time & talent with me to make sure it is as good as it can be. See some of my testers’ versions here:
This fun shark from Jennet Mae Jones aka
and she sewed a sweet whale too!
I love the stripes! I want to make another set mixing stripes and floral now.
This might be my favorite whale yet.
Amanda Greiner used a fun blanket stitch to make this proper Orca whale, isn’t it cute?
The stripes and polka dots on this shark is too cute!! Sewn by
I’ll be updating this post as more people stitch up some of their own sharks & whales, I’d love to hear what fabrics you can picture them in!
You can pin this shark and whale applique pattern with