Applique

Applique

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Applique: to sew fabric on fabric for a 3D, patterned effect. Learn applique basics to add to any of your sewing projects. Next, find ideas for adding applique to home decor, accessories or any garment.

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How to applique with sewing machine (easy fabulous)

Today we’re talking about how to applique with sewing machine. Maybe it’s just me, but I always see plain fabric as a blank canvas of possibilities yelling at me to do something interesting to them. (Hence why I ice dye fabric, embroider it, overdye it and all manner of other things). Well, you can add…

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All about reverse applique {sewing tutorial}

It’s reverse applique day! Reverse applique is one of those high reward sewing techniques. It can add a lot of texture to a plain sewing project. You can use it to create a focal point on a top or a skirt. The one thing about reverse applique is that it can be time consuming.I personally…

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Upgrade a basic t-shirt pattern with these lace cuffs

I’m always looking for an excuse to use up good lace, and these lace cuffs are a great way! A basic t-shirt pattern is a blank canvas for so many things, and today I’m showing you how to add lace to the sleeves. It’s an easy DIY and a fun way to upgrade a simple…

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How to sew knee patches for kids’ pants

Today we’re sewing knee patches for kids’ pants before they’re even holes! With 3 boys I have seen my share of knee holes in pants. I often joke that boys are professional hole makers. I once sat with a pair of (no joke) 18 pairs of pants to add patches to (too much frustration and…

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Fringe Trim Cardigan Knockoff with Itch to Stitch Lisbon

Like most sewists out there I think, I often peruse RTW sites for sewing inspiration.  Usually, the things I like gather dust on my Pinterest.  Once in a while, I see something and I jump to make it pronto.  Such was the case with this Italian Featherweight Cashmere Fringe Cardigan from J Crew.  It has…

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Vintage Vera Applique Trench Coat

Vote here for my trench coat! When the trench coat challenge this week for the a couple of things ran through my mind.  First, I thought about how much I love making jackets, then about how much work a jacket is, but mostly that I wasn’t expecting to make another trench coat so soon after…

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Bird Tessalation Dress

Have you completed a sewing dare?  How has it gone?  Did you learn anything new? My sewing dare is done!  Gillian dared me to take on incorporating reverse applique into one of my garments. I present to you my: Bird Tessalation Dress I knew right away that I wanted to do something with Tilly and…

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