Welcome back for the tutorial for week 2! I enjoyed seeing all your projects from week 1 (see some of them here) and can’t wait to see what you come up with this week!
Following the tutorial is a linky party. One luck sewalong participant will win 1 yard of fabric from the Purple Seamstress! Also, be sure to enter the rafflecopter below yesterday’s post for a chance to win Figgy’s Banyan Tee pattern.
Today’s tutorial is all about the humble applique. Appliqueing is often seen in quilting, but can also be an amazing way to embellish clothing as well.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Trace or draw a design on double sided fusible web. I used Heat n’ Bond lite, but there are many kinds on the market. Remember, your image will be reversed on your garment, so do a mirror image of your intended result.
Step 2: Iron the piece of fusible web on a slightly bigger piece of fabric. You can use a knit or a woven for this.
Step 3: Carefully cut out the design. I have two pieces: the main camera part and the lens. Peel off the backing paper.
Step 4: Iron it on to your garment piece, following the instructions that came with the fusible web.
Step 5: Sew around the edges. If you are using a knit, you can use a straight stitch since it doesn’t fray. For a more finished look, or if you are using a woven, use a tight zigzag.
note: if your fabric is thin, you will need to use a stabilizer. There are many commercial ones available that are meant for machine embroidery, or you can use a sheet of lined paper in a pinch. A tip to remove the writing paper is to run the shirt under water until the paper is soggy and then it easily comes off.
Have you tried applique? If you just learned today, or have done it before, link up your finished project for a chance to win some amazing fabric from the Purple Seamstress!
Be sure to come back tomorrow to be inspired by our next guest poster, Kelly from Handmade Boy.