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Reverse Applique


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Reverse Applique

Reverse applique is the art of layering fabric, and then cutting away each layer to reveal the layer underneath. For the tree, I layered red, then green on top of the red, and then white was put down as the top layer. The heart was done by laying white over red (a third layer could be added as well). The edges of the cut away fabric are hand stitched under with tiny, "invisible" stitches. Top stitching can be applied around the entire outside edge of the cut away image if desired. For the wallhanging, I topstitched around the tree itself, and around each individual tree ornament. I topstitched around each heart in the hot pad.

Reverse Applique Lesson

Author: Christina Sherrod

Reverse Applique takes a bit of practice, but is well worth it in my opinion. It creates a very unique and pretty look. The hand stitching and machine topstitching can be seen in the close-up. I use my hand sewing needle to turn under the edges as I hand stitch the edges under. Then I use my machine to topstitch. The topstitching holds the edges securely. Use contrast thread for topstitching for added embellishment.

reverse applique heart pattern Go To Heart Pattern

reverse applique Christmas tree pattern Go To Tree Pattern

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