Applique is a simple quilting technique that allows you to embellish just about any accessory by using a few stitches and a little fabric. Decorate tote bags, bibs, and robes using our favorite applique projects.
Hand-turn applique is quick, easy, and well suited to most pieces. You will use a sewing needle to turn under the seam allowance, and the slipstitch (sometimes called the blind stitch) to secure the motif to the background fabric. Choose a thread color that matches the applique piece. Don't worry if the edges of your applique aren't even; slight variations are part of the charm of this technique.
A warm scarf is a seasonal staple, and you can easily add a unique flair to its functionality with just a few basic embellishments. This simple technique requires little more than scraps of wool felt, embroidery thread, and a blanket stitch. To create the shapes for the scarf, use our applique templates.