Embroidery and Embellishments 4
Today's zoom lesson was on how to do reverse applique.
Mark on one of the pages of the embroidery booklet, various shapes. They can be only circles, squares, triangles, leaves, hearts. A page of each shape or a number of different shapes on the same fabric page.
Mark with a pencil, fabric marker or chalk.
Fold each shape in half and make a small snip with the scissors.
This snip on the folded fabric is so that you do not cut the rest of the fabric by mistake
Insert the scissors into the snip and begin cutting.
Cut around each shape slowly and carefully
Choose background fabric.One piece which is the same size as the page or smaller pieces in different colors and create a patchwork piece out of those different colors so that each color sits under the cut away shape.
I find that creating a patchwork page is easier than using individual pieces.
If you choose one piece as I have done place it under the page with the cutouts .
Stitch both layers together close to the edge
Cut away the excess bottom fabric
You now have a page with cutout shapes and a different color underneath
Now the fun begins.
Embroider with a running stitch in a contrasting color around each shape. Or choose a different embroidery stitch for each outline or a different colored thread.
Have fun embroidering