Reverse Applique

3 Oct

Ever wonder what a “reverse applique” is? Well, I had no idea but found it to be a simple technique to show depth in a sewing project. Reverse applique can be used on various projects, such as adding dimension to pillow designs, quilts, purses, etc.. In my case, I will be using a reverse applique on a quilt intended as a wall display.
Reverse applique is accomplished by pinning two fabrics together, drawing the pattern to be cut on the top fabric and sewing around (by hand or machine) the pattern. Then, with sharp scissors, cut along the pattern lines for top fabric only. The bottom fabric shows through and is framed by the upper fabric. I have seen reverse applique done in multiple layers too, just be aware that the project can become quite thick if too many layers are added to the project. I will share an example once I have my project started! Do you have one you would like to share?

Happy sewing!

2 Responses to “Reverse Applique”

  1. The Thimble Room October 26, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    I’m a big fan of reverse applique – and was so pleased when I did my first one. At the time I thought I was ever so smart for figuring it out! lol

  2. SewGiddy October 26, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Being such a newbie to the sewing world, I seem to get excited or “giddy”, if you will, about any new technique I hear or read about and then have to try it! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to share your comments!

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