Got a pair of pants that needs some spiffing? This quick technique adds a pop of pizzazz to ordinary pants!
**GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Thanks to everybody who entered, we have a winner! Hannah said, "I like trying to catch the leaves! The pants are so cute. I would make my doll wear them all the time." Well, she'll definitely have the chance to! We'll be in touch and get those pants to you and your doll soon :)
Find some leaf-colored fabric scraps, get out your double sided fusible (like "Wonder-Under" or "Stitch-Witchery"), and prepare to applique!
Cut squares from the fabric and the double-sided fusible. Then, use your iron and follow the directions to fuse the exposed side of the webbing to the fabric.
Draw leaf shapes on the paper side, then cut them out. You can freehand these, use a stencil, print off leaf shapes from the internet, or (gasp!) trace around tiny, real leaves :)
Roll up a towel and stuff it down the pant leg you want to embellish. Then, peel the paper backing off your leaves, revealing the other side of the fusible, and position them on the pants.
Using a press cloth to protect your fabric, fuse the leaves into place. Let them cool thoroughly before pulling out the towel.
You can go back in at this point and add decorative hand stitching, if you'd like -- but the fusible should hold the leaves in place.
Thanks everyone, and have fun with this!