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DIY Fabric Appliques

I turn anything and everything into appliques! Iron-ons, images from old shirts, images from fabric, etc. It’s a great way to get that last little bit of mileage out of your fabric scraps!

1. Cut out your image with pinking shears. Lay the fabric on top of a contrasting piece of fabric.
2. Stitch it in contrasting thread on your machine or by hand with embroidery thread. Only stitch half way around.
3. Add a pinch of batting or fiber stuffing and stitch up the other half.
4. Sew onto a fabric collage, shirt, jeans, etc!

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The NYT article!


2 thoughts on “DIY Fabric Appliques”

  1. I have an old tshirt that has the most awesome design on it that I just can’t bear to part with. Thanks to you, I now know what I’m going to do with it. Woot!!! I’m so excited now…I think it will wind up on a tote bag. YAY!
    Thank you so much.
    Peace & Love,


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