Wednesday, 15 February 2012

D.I.Y. : How to sew an Applique


Have you edged an Appliqué before? Would you like to do it yourself? 

Sara Arts - Handmade Cotton Appliques
Here I will show you how to decorate a table towel with one of my Appliqué. 
You will find it easy and extremely fast.








Sara Arts - D.I.Y. How to sew an applique

All what you need is: your iron, an old cotton cloth, some water, 
a basic sewing machine or instead needle and thread.

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I really love my new cheerful cotton appliqués, I have realized them recently,
and now I would like to dress a white towel with one of them. 


Sara Arts - D.I.Y. How to sew an applique 

Today I play with “Die Birne”. 
In the image below you can see my appliqué both sides. 
I add to all my appliqués backsides: Vliesofix® , that will help you to sew the final edge easily.

Sara Arts - Die Applikationen - handmade crocheted appliqués

Vliesofix® is adhesive on both sides. It looks like a transparent net with backing paper
 and add special glue to your fabrics in order to fix them where you like more. 
I am sure lots among you already know it, 
otherwise have a tour in Vlieseline web site and read more.


Until I do not remove the backing paper I can move my appliqué on the fabric 
to check the right position. 
This image shows you where I would like to fix it. 
The corner is perfect!!!!! 


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 In order to remember the right position on the towel several pins help me in this job!!!!


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Now it is time to prepare the damp cloth.....


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and remove the backing paper 
from “Die Birne” backside.

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Thanks to the pins I put my appliqué in the required position. 
Great work pins!!!

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I remove all the pins,
 cover "Die Birne" with the damp cloth and
 iron pressing down step by step 10 seconds at a time. 


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The iron temperature must be medium or high.

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Let's leave the fused parts flat and allow them to cool for about 20 minutes.


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Finally I edge the appliqué with zig-zag stitching. 
I use a sewing machine to realize it, 
but if you prefer or do not have one:
 "Use needle and thread"


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This is how sew a appliqué in few steps, 
I hope you will find my D.I.Y. clear and useful
and see you soon!!!!!

If you like my Handmade Cotton Appliqués....find more info here

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love,
xx
Sara




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