How To Make Flower Applique – Faux Chenille Style

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”

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 the heart shape from selected fabrics, used on my first dress, I cut stripes of stacked fabrics on the bias and sew themContinue 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 fabric manipulation technique by creating a small heart applique for girl’s 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 sizeContinue reading “How To Make A Simple Heart Applique?”