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