Tutorial: Heat n' Bond Applique

     Remember this pouch, from this post?


Well, here's how you can make applique similar to it.
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1. Start with a doodle, or something printed from online.

2. Then, trace the picture on the backing of the Heat n' Bond (I bought the type in the purple package).
Just cut out the "body" of the piece. As you can see, the eye "patches" and chest parts (which are white) I cut out separately.

3. Then, cut out a rectangle around the traced portion and iron it onto your fabric.
Now cut out the shape.

4. Once you have it cut, it should look like this.

5. Now, do the same with whatever other shapes you need, and then iron them onto your main surface. 
Like so.
If you are going to do letters, make sure you print or write them mirror image. Otherwise you will have backwards letters for your applique, and no one wants that.

6. Sew/embroider on top of your applique.

Then, you'll have something like this:

Now, here are a couple of tutorials so you can make your own lined zipper pouches!
Check out Noodle-head and Flossie Teacakes

The only thing I did differently from those tutorials was ironing fusible fleece onto the linen pieces before assembling the pouch. Don't iron the fusible fleece on until you finished your embroidery and sewing over the applique! This way, the fleece provides a nice protective layer for the tied off threads.

PS: My linocutting supplies arrived today! Just in time for the weekend... I'll most definitely be posting about my first creations, so keep an eye out for that. :O)

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