Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tutorial - How to Reverse Applique

For all those that have joined us on the #YULETIDESAL it has been lovely to see all of your progress with your own Tree Skirts.  There are lots of lovely pics to date from creators all over the world.  You can check out the #yuletidesal hash tag over on Instagram.

This week we are working on the Reverse Appliqué for the Stars and this can be a little tricky so below I am demonstrating the how to with some photos along with instructions to help you out.

Step 1 - Trace out the stars pattern from the templates onto your Vliesofix (Heat n Bond).  Iron (according to the manufacturers instructions) onto the back side of your tree skirt above the trees or houses.

Step 2 - Carefully cut out the Stars through both layers of Vliesofix and fabric.

Step 3 - Peel back the Vliesofix and place your matching fabric cut out with the right side of the fabric showing through to the front of your Tree skirt.  Press in place.  Make sure your fabric covers the Vliesofix completely or you will have a big mess on your iron.

Step 4 - Sew around the outside of your stars with your chosen method of stitching.  I chose to simply sew around the stars with straight stitch on my machine using a cream Gutermann Sulky Thread.

Hope that helps show just how easy Reverse Appliqué is to do.  It is effective and gives your project just something a little extra special.

The Yule Tide Tree Skirt Pattern is available for PDF download here at my Store or Wholesale through Creative Abundance if you are a store looking to carry this pattern.

Happy sewing
Jemima x

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