My appliqué instruction are included with each appliqué. I suggest you
print them so that you will not have to go back and forth from the design to
the directions. I give you simple and brief, and short instructions and you
will find it soooo easy.
FIRST: The first step is a machine stitched outline of the appliqué. With
this outline you can determine where on your garment to place the design
and how much space it will take.
SECOND: We will begin sewing in each part of the appliqué according to
order. There are 2 different color thread outlines for each piece of the
appliqué to be sewn on. Each piece of the appliqué will have its own thread
color outline for fabric placement and for sewing the fabric in place. These
are called color stops. These odd colors stop the machine so a particular
action can take place.
After the first outline you will place your chosen fabric. The second color
will sews the fabric into position. These colors will not show in the finished
THIRD: You remove the hoop from the machine WITHOUT removing
the fabric from the hoop, and trim along the stitch line as close as possible.
Be car full as you trim that you do not loosen the fabric in the hoop. Loose
fabric will throw off your appliqué stitch.
FOURTH: You replace the hoop back into the machine and the appliqué
satin stitch appliqués the design ....
This procedure is repeated with each part of the design. There will be times
when you may go to the next placement before trimming. That will be IF you
cut your fabric to fit the next outline and in doing so, does not get in the way
of the previous fabric, and sews parts that should not be sewn.
Each step will be numbered in sequence and you will know exactly what to
do and when as briefly and as clearly as possible.
I suggest that you spray the back of your fabric with a light coating of fabric
adhesive before placing it on the design. Or, better still iron Wonder Under
on the back side to give more body. I personally, like the Wonder Under
best because it does not wash out and each time you press the garment you
have a neatly adhered appliqué instead of a loose one.....Try both methods
and then you decide.