how to make an applique in the sewing machine

Hello my friends, last week I made a great tutorial for beginner and this week wont be an exception.
This time we are going to make a project that you can make in your sewing machine or you can sew by hand, it is great decoration for the little babies and really needed when it is time for Christmas.
Applique is not a new thing around but maybe it is interesting to you and probably I can bring a few techniques that you didn't know.

The tools you are going to need are:
  • fabric in different colors
  • scissors
  • heat and bond
  • sewing machine
  • iron

steps to make an applique with the sewing machine

the idea here is to keep in mind what design do you want to do as an applique, for example my son loves trains, airplanes, helicopters, cars..etc.  He loves anything with a motor.  so this is the design i want to put in a shirt that he doesnt like to wear at all.  I think he will change his mind after this.

  • I am going to need fabric in the colors: red, blue and yellow.
  • first we need to take the body and each part of the design out, like I show you in the second picture of the two below.

  • I am going to use the heat and bond that you guys see in the below picture to the left.
  • now the step is to transfer each piece of the design (in this case my helicopter) to the heat and bond.
  • Note: heat and bond has 2 faces as well, One shiny that is the one you are going to iron to the fabric and the other face is a paper, is in the paper one where you transfer or draw your design.  
  • after the heat and bond is ironed to the fabric, it is time to cut the pieces out.
In the pictures below you will find to the left side, where I am placing my red fabric to the shiny part of the heat and bond.  and the picture on the bottom corner to the right side, you can see my fabric with the heat and bond and the posterior part has the designs.

  • Now you have all the pieces out, so turn each one around and peel of the paper of the heat and bond material, like I show you in the picture of the right corner at the bottom.
  • place your pieces one, take your time and organize which ones on top of the others.
  • and place your iron still for 30 seconds on the desing.
Note: dont move the iron in circles when ironing your design, because it can move the piece.

Almost finished, Once you have ironed all your pieces and your design is right there like you want it, it is time to sew a satin stitch.
The satin stitch that works for me is the zig zag stich: 3.0 wide and 0.3 long.  If you use threads that match the color of your fabric, it will blend greatly in the design.
This is how my proyect end up, My son loves it!
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial so much, I did have to give many steps and a lot of cha cha cha, but it was necessary for a successful project.  In a few days I will post how to make the applique sewn by hand.
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