After making the elephant softie for my friend I decided an elephant swaddle and matching applique top would make a perfect gift bundle.
|Swaddle material in the background & copied elephant ready to applique|
I used fabric pens to copy the elephant design onto plain cotton fabric which I then roughly cut out & framed with strips of matching printed fabric scraps. After using 'Heat & Bond' to iron the whole piece to the top I used a smallish sized blanket stitch around the outside edge to fix the fabric to the top & stop the edges fraying with wear and tear. A straight stitch on the plain fabric to frame the elephant finished it off.
I labeled these tops using the alphabet embroidery card on my sewing machine to stitch 'OneLittleImp' on felt, & then sewed this label on the back neck line. Much neater than the handwritten labels I've made in the past.