Agy from Green Issues shows how you can make a handstitched reverse applique on a t-shirt. It’s a good way to upcycle old t-shirts, especially ones with stains or tears. Just position the cut away designs or the fabric peeking through so the bad places are either cut away or not visible. She used a raindrop motif on her shirt, but this technique will work with any simple shape. Go to Green Issues to see how to do it.
[photo from Green Issues]
By Anne Weaver