Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Applique Letters to your handmade gifts for a personal touch

The days are shorter and cooler that means the holiday and gift giving season is fast approaching. Time to make some handmade gifts. A nice way to personalize a gift is by appliqueing the recipients name, initials or as I have done just the first letter of their name.

Two easy ways this can be done are:-
Method One
Purchase ready made applique letters. Follow manufactures instructions to adhere letter to fabric (my letter is by Wrights)
Method Two
Trace alphabet letter in reverse onto the paper side of paper backed fusible web like Wonder under.
Cut out letter and fuse to wrong side of fabric.
Cut out letter from fabric.
Peel off paper and fuse to the right side of project fabric.
Sew around alphabet letter to secure to project.
Pull loose thread to wrong side of fabric.

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