Now that it's spring, (well on the calender anyway - I know lots of you are still knee-deep in snow) you may be looking to add a fresh new element to your warm weather clothes. Why not try this raw edge applique technique featured in the book Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing: Master Applique, Decorative Stitching, and Machine Embroidery through Easy Step-by-step Instruction and Fun Projects.
Click on this page from Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing to enlarge and read the easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a raw edge applique.
More about the CPi book:
This step-by-step technique reference introduces and thoroughly explores several methods of fabric embellishment that can be used to adorn clothes, home décor items, or even quilts. With Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing, you'll delve into various methods of appliqué, learn the nuances of free-motion embroidery and thread sketching, and learn to maximize the decorative stitches and embroidery capabilities of your sewing machine. Explore the world of trims and learn creative or tried and true ways to apply them. Try some fabric manipulation techniques to give fabric exciting texture. Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions and ends with three to five small projects. Enhance your skills and develop your craft with Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing!
Carol Zentgraf is a designer who specializes in sewing, fabrics, and decorating. She is the author of several books and is a frequent contributor of projects and articles to sewing magazines, such as Sew News. She lives in Peoria, Illinois.