Thursday, May 29, 2014

Corsair Applique Tutorial

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Today I'm over at Gracious Threads, joining in on the series Embellish is for Boys!
Make sure to hop over there to enter a great giveaway--she'll be giving away a copy of my Castle Applique Pattern this week along with some other amazing prizes!
 
 
But, here we'll go over how to applique!
 
Supplies:
-Fusible Web
-Scrap of fabric
-Pencil
-Sewing supplies
-Stabilizer (optional)

 
First, we'll print out the pattern and trace it onto the Fusible Web.
It will make a mirror image.
 
 
Cut out the traced Corsair.

 
Iron it to the fabric you'd like to use for the applique.

 
Cut that out.

 
Peel off the paper backing and iron onto project in desired position.

 
If you are using a thin or stretchy fabric, use some stabilizer to keep the fabric nice and straight!
Because of the thin detailing, and because I don't mind if the edges fray a little, I stitched around the edges using a straight stitch, about 1/8" away from the edge.

 
If you'd prefer to have no fraying and are ready to be very meticulous in your sewing, you can use a very narrow and close zig-zag stitch and stitch around the edges with that:
 
 
Here is the finished applique after a straight stitch, stitching about 1/8" away from the edge.

 
And, the completed shorts:
 
 
A quick and fun way to embellish for boys, and if your boy is like mine, he'll love it!
 
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