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craftyjan
01-05-2008, 11:40 AM
i fancy having a go at applique can i sew by hand as i hate my sewing machine i have no patience with it and would like to chuck it out the window as the needles always break or it looks fine on top turn it over and its a mangled mess my hand stitching is quite neat are there any good websites that i can pick up tips

incywincy
01-05-2008, 12:25 PM
You might find this useful? http://incywincytogs.blogspot.com/2007/09/appliqued-tees-article.html

I would make some paper pattern templates of what you want to applique, then cut out your fabric. Use a fusible webbing to iron your design onto the backing fabric, then get stitching!

Also have a look at this blog (http://primrosedesign.blogspot.com/), she has a 'stitch school' links bit down the side which might be useful.

craftyjan
01-05-2008, 12:42 PM
thankyou for the links to the blogs added them to my faves so i can keep looking to get tips