Thursday, March 31, 2011

Machine Applique

There are so many ways to change and enhance clothing.  One that I love for kids clothes is a simple machine applique.  You can use pinking shears for the raw edge to cut down on fraying.  Or you can use regular scissors for a raw edge.  I really like the effect the pinked edges give it.  You can cut out a part of the printed design on the fabric or create your own design.  I use some temporary spray adhesive to hold it in place (pins move so much...they could work but spray seems to work best for me). Sew around it with a straight stitch and viola!  Cuteness. 
So if you have a plain tee that needs something extra, try a machine applique.

Next... machine applique with a satin stitch.  Stay tuned!

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