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March 10, 2012

Raw edges applique tutorial

So here is my new tutorial about raw edges applique. You can find many videos on the internet, especially youtube… I actually learned many things from youtube videos. So let’s start.

You will need fusible web/interlining, fabric, scissors, iron and of course your sewing machine. 
Best  interfacing for applique is with glue on both sides, where one is covered by a paper which can be later peeled off like from a sticker. If you have just the interfacing without the peel off paper, it is also possible, but more difficult. I have just this one, so I used it in this tutorial… In this method the edges can by time get little frayed, depending also on the fabric you use and density the stitch. Sometime you might want to get this effect.

1/Cut a piece of fabric big enough from which you want the shape and also a piece of interfacing.

2/I put a baking paper under the both layers and iron them on. If you have interfacing with the paper on one side, you don’t need this. I just didn’t want it to iron on the ironing board.

3/Transfer your pattern on the fabric and cut out. I used normal pencil and drew the flower on the interlining. If you have the peel off one, it will be even more visible for you. The good thing is that you don’t need to worry about the marks staying on your fabric.

4/Now iron the pattern well on the background fabric.

5/ And the last step – sew it around with zigzag or any other decorative stitch you like. I selected middle density of the stitch, you can choose different one as you like. The more dense it is, the less will be the edges frayed after some using and washing.

So that’s it! It is really simple, and the beautiful things you can make by this technique! I think this will be base for a pillow cover, let’s see.
Good luck with your applique!

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