Things you will need:
- fabric scraps
- light weight fusible interfacing
- fabric pen
- sewing accessories
- your chosen design (I am making two simple cherries with one leaf that I drew as I went)
Step 1: Pin together the fusible side of the interfacing and the right side of the fabric scrap. Draw your design on the fabric. For the cherry, simply draw a slightly squashed circle.
Step 2: Set your machine to the shortest stitch and sew on the line all the way without leaving any gaps. Go as slow as you need to stay on the line. Cut off the excess of the seam allowance.
Step 3: With a seam ripper or embroidery scissors, cut a small slit in the middle through the interfacing, just big enough to turn the design out.
Step 4: If your design is small, then it's going to be quite fiddly. Very carefully turn the design the right side out. I use a small wooden chopstick and even my seam ripper sometimes to help me do that. With your fingers flatten the shapes slightly.
Step 5: Fuse the design in place with a hot iron and secure with a hand stitch. Once done, you can use a contrasting embroidery thread to "trace" the design around and add details like I did in the photo at the very top of this tutorial.
Very simple and fun! Happy appliqueing! Larisa xox