Tuesday, March 8, 2011

✂-Designer's Tip of The Day-Reverse Applique!

Applique in reverse!
Spruce up an old denim skirt OR any article of clothing with this easy and sweet technique.

Step 1- Find a simple silhouette shape, bird, flower, star, etc. and transfer onto garment where desired. Transfer with chalk-backed dressmaker's paper.

Step 2- Pin contrast fabric square (darker denim) on inside of skirt, making sure it is centered under the silhouette outline.

Step 3-Place outline area in embroidery hoop.  With four strands of floss in needle, stitch shape outline.

Step 4- Carefully cut out shape silhouette about 1/16 in from stitching to reveal contrast fabric underneath, (in this case the darker denim).

Step 5- Remove pins and trim off excess fabric inside skirt.


Source: Complete Embellishing, Techniques and Projects by Kayte Terry

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