Fabric Applique

Today I want to share with you a simple, fast and easy way to turn a simple thing into a lot more! Have I mentioned that is simple? And easy? And fast?

So here it is:

Grab a simple piece of cloth, like a plain t-shirt in any color you want. You can also use long-sleeved sweaters, jackets, jeans, skirts … Anything you want.
Choose any motif you want and the size.
Applique the motif in your garment.
It is as easy and fast as this, and the best is that you cease to have a simple piece of clothing to have one of the favorite pieces of clothing of your children. You can see Teresa proudly wearing her cake T-shirt, as she calls it. This T-shirt is now one of her favorites and is certainly one of the cheapest!

These applique are very useful and I have been making them since I started sewing. It’s great because you can buy plain sweaters cheaper than the printed ones and decorate them with any design that your kids choose .

Applique is also a exelente way to hide those stains that will no longer disapear or mending clothes .

Of course you can also use this method to make applique in your own clothes, just choose the fabrics and the motif that works for you.

Well… but this is done with a XPTO sewing machine and I have a XPTO_less_100 sewing machine that its no good for this. Nope, you can do this, just like you see here, in your sewing machine as long as it has zig – zag stitch, and most machines do! So do not fear you can not do it on your machine because with my directions you will do it as well or even better than me!

Well… but this is for those who have a sewing machine and I don’t so it’s no good for me as I can’t make it. Truth but I provide you an alternative by sewing it by hand. Which is more or less the same thing but hand-stitched. And no, it doesn’t take more time and yes, it’s that easy, and results in the same way. And it has the same charm.

So how do I make this? Good question! To make these applique you need:

My new tutorial “Applique in Fabric”. If you’re a a subscriber you already have it free on your mail box. If you’re not you can buy it here:

Applique Tutorial

A piece of clothing of your choice.
A motif to apply and materials suggested in the tutorial. Alternatively you can buy the applique kits in Store, all pieces cut and ready to be sewn, and kits are available in different sizes.
And what about those shiny things you added to your applique? My tutorial will also show you how to sew them on your garments!

Now you just have to get to work and transform your simple piece into something more!

Feel free to leave a comment on the comment box above and share your projects made from this tutorial!


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