Learn how to sew an applique using a slipstitch. In this lesson we will teach you how to create hidden stitches that you can use not only for appliques but for stitching pockets, hems and even quilts. We will demonstrate an assortment of tools and supplies to help you with the process.
Note: One of the products we mention in this lesson (“Thread Heaven”) may no longer be available. See this helpful site to learn more. If you can’t find Thread Heaven, we recommend Beeswax.
|2||Threading the Needle||1-6|
|3||Basting the Applique||1-8|
|4||Slipstiching the Applique||1-10|
MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep
|1A||For this lesson, we have prepared a piece of brown cotton canvas measuring 8” (20.5cm) x 8” (20.5cm).|
|1B||A piece of #1 cotton muslin measuring 5” (12.5cm) x 5” (12.5cm).|
|1C||We have also created a plastic template that measures 4” (10cm) x 4” (10cm). You could also use a piece of oaktag paper. We marked the piece midway in the length and width.|