All About Appliqué
Reader's Digest UK|February 2022
Give your old clothes and accessories a new lease of life
Mike Aspinall

FOR THIS MONTH’S CRAFT PROJECT, I’m focusing on one of my favourite sewing techniques— appliqué. Put simply, appliqué is the process of applying small fabric pieces to a larger one, to create layered design. It’s often used to upcycle or personalise clothes, because it gives a professional, lasting finish. And it’s very easy too, so even beginner crafters can get stuck in!

You will need

• A sweatshirt

• Thin felt sheets (or you can use another lightweight fabric)

• Matching thread

• Fusible webbing (eg, Bondaweb)

• Pins

• Fabric scissors

• Sewing machine

• Iron or heat press

• Optional: satin stitch foot for your sewing machine

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