So, you are keen to take on the challenge of new and exciting sewing projects. Want to try something different? If so, you have probably been investigating appliqué and how it works. We have the information you have been looking for below, along with some helpful tips for mastering the technique.

So, What Is It? 

What is appliqué, you ask? In short, appliqué is all about intricate needlework, making it an option for experienced sewers. You basically use a special needlework technique to create patterns by attaching smaller pieces of fabric, beads or sequins to a larger piece of fabric. You can create pictures, scenes, words, simple elbow patches… pretty much anything with appliqué. It is guaranteed to give your garments an entirely new aesthetic and dynamic. In addition, it is the perfect opportunity to get creative!

What Sewing Equipment Do I Need?

While traditional appliqué is done by hand with the help of a classic sewing kit and needle, it is possible to use an affordable sewing machine to get the job done too. The only reason not to use a sewing machine for appliqué would be if you want to make your needlework visible.

Here are some tips for appliqué using a sewing machine:

  • Always use an open toe appliqué foot
  • Write down your settings
  • Use the FIX function

With a bit of patience and the right sewing equipment for your sewing project, the result is sure to be breathtaking.

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