Scrap Stash Musings: Foray into Applique

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Last week we made a bag. Here is the tutorial

This week I am going to dip my toes into the world of applique. To use up those scraps and add something nice to this bag that I made for the sister.

1. I first decided on what scrap fabric I was going to use, and then decided on a cat. I just free hand cut the cat out. If there is a lot of interest I will make a pattern for the cat.

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2. After cutting the cat out I went ahead and put a face on the kitty cat!

Here is the nose and mouth:

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This is just an upside down felt heart, and a hand stitched mouth.

Here are the whiskers:

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I free hand stitched the whiskers

And finally the eyes:

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I went with a yellow and green theme here.

Here is the finished face:

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3. Next, I cut out the piece of Heat and bond lite and ironed our cat down.

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4. The last part is the trickiest. I had to pick a stitch and stitch the cat to the bag. I picked a loose zig zag.

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Here is the finished product. What do you think?

J

 

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