Having finished my first dress with a heart applique followed by a tunic with a butterfly, I intended to make another dress for my daughter and decided to further experiment with the faux-chenille style I came across in Ann Small’s book. While experimenting with fabric cutting, it occurred to me that creating small fabric appliqueContinue reading “How To Make Flower Applique – Faux Chenille Style”
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How To Make A Butterfly Applique?
Having finished my first dress with faux-chenille-like appliques, I created another one utilising a slightly different technique of fabric manipulation. So I decided to make a butterfly applique. Instead of cutting out a specific shape from selected fabrics, as on my first dress, I’ll cut stripes of stacked fabrics on the bias and sew them inContinue reading “How To Make A Butterfly Applique?”
How To Make A Simple Heart Applique?
After reading Ann Small’s inspiring book about fabric manipulation, I decided to try the stitch and slash technique by creating a small heart applique for girls’ dresses. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a faux chenille style heart applique suitable for girls’ dresses, tunics, or t-shirts. It’s is size approximately 20Continue reading “How To Make A Simple Heart Applique?”
Book Review: Layered Cloth, The Art of Fabric Manipulation by Ann Small
Very interesting book utilising the so called faux-chenille applique in order to create costumes, accessories and home decor.