LFreemanDesigns

Quirky & Creative Hand-Painted No-Sew Appliques/Patches

Los Angeles, California · 20 Sales

LFreemanDesigns

Quirky & Creative Hand-Painted No-Sew Appliques/Patches

Los Angeles, California 20 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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L Freeman

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Announcement   COLOR-CHANGING APPLIQUES ARE HERE! See them in action on my About page shop video.
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All of my designs are hand-crafted and painted. I use only high-quality paints and durable cotton cloth. In addition, I incorporate high-tech pigments as well as other arts and crafts materials to create unique, fun and novel products for all ages.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

COLOR-CHANGING APPLIQUES ARE HERE! See them in action on my About page shop video.
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All of my designs are hand-crafted and painted. I use only high-quality paints and durable cotton cloth. In addition, I incorporate high-tech pigments as well as other arts and crafts materials to create unique, fun and novel products for all ages.

L Freeman

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About

My Inspiration: Art, Nature, and Technology

I love to paint and I enjoy creating upcyled fashion and redesigning clothing. By combining my passion for fine art and DIY fashion, I create quirky and novel hand-painted appliques for all types of clothing and fabric items.

In fact, I treat each of my hand-painted designs like individual artwork. I often blend acrylic fabric paints with other media to make each one stand apart from typical cut-out fabric appliques or machine- embroidered patches

And like my paintings, I find design inspiration from art, nature and technology. In addition, I'm always on the lookout for ways to make my appliques unique and special and fun.

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  • LaChelle Freeman

    Owner, Creator, Custom Paint Maker

    I create hand-painted appliques/patches/iron-ons that shimmer, sparkle, change color and stand-out. They're ideal for creating unique graphic T-shirts and jackets; or for adding cool decorative elements to jeans, pillows, skirts, towels and more.

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Last updated on Feb 12, 2017
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Care instructions

My fabric appliques/patches are constructed to be supple, thin and flexible. They contour well to curved surfaces without feeling rigid or uncomfortable. In addition, I use high-quality paints, pigments, and cotton fabric. This helps the product resist fading, cracking, peeling and flaking.

However, care must be used when washing the applique to keep it looking its best:

(Turn item inside out before washing)

Wash on gentle cyle, cold/cool setting; or hand wash

Use only mild soap/laundry detergent

Do not add fabric softener or other laundry additive

Air drying* is recommended, or tumble dry on gentle cycle

*Lay flat, face up to air dry

Custom and personalized orders

I happily accept orders for custom fabric appliques, but please see below for limitations and restrictions when submitting requests:

Copyrighted or Trademarked items cannot be requested (example: Disney characters, comic book characters, movie/tv/music celebrities, sports team logos, product logos or designs, etc).

Standard applique requests should have a minimum size of 2" x 2" and maximum 8" x 10".

Color-changing applique requests are limited to 5" x 5" maximum if the entire item changes color; or up to 8" x 10" if the color change is used as accent color. Minimum size is 2" x 2".

Available color-changing colors are: violet, blue, yellow, orange

Variations in color

Each applique is hand-painted using high-grade paints that I either create myself (for color-change and special effects) or purchase (for standard colors), so there will be slight differences in tones, textures, color saturation, etc. This is part of the handmade appeal.

How are items mailed?

Standard US Postal Service - this is the default mailing option. No tracking provided.

USPS Priorty Service - this option is available if you prefer tracking information and faster delivery. Additional fees and charges apply-please send convo to request this service.

Fed Ex Overnight/Expedited - this option provides fastest delivery. Tracking is provided. This is the most expensive delivery option-please send convo to request this service.

International Mailing - unless requested, all items shipped via standard USPS. Insurance, receipt, and tracking can be added at additional charge.

What are no-sew/no-iron appliques?

No-sew/no-iron appliques (patches) are created using peel-and-stick adhesive backing. They are the fast, easy, and convenient way to attach my appliques and patches. No iron or sewing machine required:

1) Carefully peel away paper lining (make sure not to touch the adhesive on back) and place on your project.
2) Firmly press down on the applique/patch, making sure it sticks securely and completely to the item.
3) You're done.

All of my no sew/no iron products are washable and/or dry cleanable.

Custom orders can be requested for no sew/no iron backing (for an additional fee). Please send convo for details.

What are color-changing appliques?

They are appliques & patches that are painted using UV sensitive fabric paints that I have created. The paints behave just like regular fabric paints but are developed to give my products a fun, unique, special-effect.
The color-change paints display intense, vivid color when exposed to UV rays (sunlight) and fade to light pastel or nearly white when not in sun.

Are they really hand painted?

Absolutely!...all of my items are made by hand. I generally use durable cotton fabric (but I also make custom/special designs from cotton blend, denim, silk, canvas, linen or other material) and quality fabric paints and/or pigments.
My appliques and patches are not machine manufactured or embroidered.