Turned-Edge Appliqué

(cheerful upbeat music) – [Instructor] Turned-edge appliqué is an accurate method for
stitching lovely appliqué designs. Trace the appliqué shape onto heat-resistant template
plastic and cut it out. Smooth away any bumps
using an emery board. Use the template to trace the shape onto the wrong side of the fabric. Cut the fabric roughly 1/8 of an inch outside the drawn line. Scissors with a short, serrated blade like these embroidery
scissors from Havel’s Sewing, help grip the fabric as you cut. Using the straight tip of your scissors, clip as needed to ease turning. With the heat-resistant template on the wrong side of the fabric, work in sections to apply starch as precisely as possible
to the seam allowance. Fold the seam allowance over the template and press toward the back of the template. Continue starching and pressing until all necessary
edges are turned under, then remove the template. Place appliqué shapes onto
the background fabric. Using fabric glue or pins,
baste the shape into place. Once your thread is knotted, insert the tip of the
needle from the backside. The needle tip should just bite the edge of the appliqué shape. Pull through until the
knot hits the backside. Insert the needle tip from the front, just biting the edge of the shape. Using a blind stitch, work
your way around the shape. Once complete, secure
the end of the thread using your preferred technique. Use a coordinating thread like we did here so the stitches blend
with the appliqué shape. Turned-edge appliqué
is a classic technique, perfect for traditional
to modern designs alike. (cheerful upbeat music)

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