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Topic: How do YOU do appliques?  (Read 324 times)
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stitchintime
« on: September 06, 2011 06:20:50 PM »

I usually cut out a shape, iron it on with fusible webbing, then straight or zig-zag stitch it to the shirt.  But it doesn't look "professional".  I like the way it looks when the edges of the applique have been serged, but I don't have a serger. 

How can I make my applique's look more professional?  Can anyone recommend a product to secure the applique to the shirt that holds up well in the washing machine?

Thanks!
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chandell
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011 09:16:10 PM »

I cut my applique's with an 1/8" seam allowance. I hand base the applique to secure it in place, and hand stitch around the edges turning the fabric under, with the needle, a stitch at a time. I bury the knots under the applique and then go down under the fabric, and come up in the fold of the applique to hide the stitches. This will give you a nice finish and will be secure during washing.
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