I am making a bunch of things for my three dgs in Missouri. My kids all had superhero capes growing up and loved them, so I thought I'd make some for the older two (2 and 3). I started with this tutorial and revised it.
I had seen a product demoed at Hancock's. I was eager to try. Mettler's Web Bond is a spray temporary adhesive and I wanted to try it for machine embroidered applique.
I had bought Tango applique font on Etsy. I also found a superhero applique shield from Etsy.
The fabric I found is, I think, is tablecloth fabric. It feels kind of like wool, a thin blanket. I fell in love with the print for a superhero cape.
I was eager to try the Web Bond. It made it a LOT EASIER to do applique. Just a light spray on the applique piece and press piece on top of hooped fabric. It stays. It is repositionable. At the store, they had their demo up for several days, and you could still reposition. You could even fold paper pattern pieces to put away in package again! Amazing stuff!
You can use smaller pieces of fabric and it eliminates hooping multiple layers in the hoop or an extra hooping of applique. It was easy to pull up edges of applique to cut off excess. finished applique