Machine Embroidery / Patches
You may have already seen that this is my new favorite option. I absolutely adore these embroideries by E the Pony, and will definitely be purchasing my own embroidery machine in the near future! If you happen to own one already, you can find cutie mark pes files on his blog (here is Rainbow Dash since she seems to be most popular) or purchase the entire set of 25+ cutie marks.
If you don’t have an embroidery machine, but still love this look, you can always order a patch instead. They’re just as cute!
This one is pretty self explanatory. If you aren’t already a master at satin stitch, (I’m definitely not!) I’d suggest shooting for an outline instead of a filled in version of your cutie mark. The options are pretty endless with embroidery though.
Fabric Paint Applique
This may sound a little strange, but it’s actually how I made the cutie mark for my original Rainbow Dash costume. (pictured in the title)
I painted the lightning-cloud onto a plain piece of white cotton with Tulip fabric paints, cut it out, and then stitched it onto the pants.
I know this isn’t for everyone, but it isn’t as hard as you think if you just print out an image of the mark you’re making and trace it first.
Personally, I’m pretty crap at stitching together all those tiny pieces, so it’s best to let her explain that one. 🙂
Iron-on Transfers and Heat Transfer Vinyl
These two are both pretty big question marks right now…
If you know anything about fleece, you know that it will melt under an iron, so logically these should be a big ol’ slow-mo “Noooooo!”
But I’ve found references from a few people around the web saying they have been able to pull it off. I’m sure if you have a silhouette to cut all those little shapes out it would be a major time saver, but since I don’t I’m gonna have to rely of some of you guys to do the experimenting for me.
If anyone all ready has the supplies and would like to test one of these methods on a piece of scrap fabric, I’d love to hear about the results. Please do not try this on your actual pants without testing first though! Also, make sure you start with your iron on the lowest setting, and use a press cloth so you don’t accidently ruin your iron with melted fleece!
If you have any other ideas about how to make cutie marks, please feel free to share them in the comments.
I’ve only covered the first few that came to mind, but there are probably many more ways out there!
My Little Pony Sew-along Links
|Pony Costume Supply List||Day 7 – Pants Pattern|
|Day 1 – Hoodie Pattern||Day 8 – Basic Sweatpants|
|Day 2 – Attaching the Mane||Day 9 – Pony Tail|
|Day 3 – Zipper Installation||Day 10 – Pegasus Wings|
|Day 4 – Attaching the Hood||Day 11 – Cutie Marks|
|Day 5 – Ears||Day 12 – Hairstyle Options|
|Day 6 – Unicorn Horn||Spike the Dragon Pattern Pieces|