Master Pattern Included
Appliqué The KWIK?SEW Way includes over 160 designs to appliqué on women's, men's and children's garments as well as designs for home decorating. There are simple designs for the beginner as well as more elaborate designs for experienced sewers.
Appliqués and designs are becoming more and more popular. This book shows how easy it is and how much satisfaction you will experience when you have created your first design. You will receive many compliments when you have a "one of a kind" garment or decoration for your home.
Appliqués are not limited to items you sew. A special touch to a ready-to-wear item does wonders. Also, you are not limited to clothes, you can work with towels, pillowcases, sheets; in fact, almost anything. For instance, a plain bathroom can be made very attractive by decorating the towels with a small applique using the same design in a larger size on the shower curtain.
Decorated towels make wonderful gifts. Any gift becomes much more personal when you apply an appliqué illustrating a hobby or personal interest. For example, how about a large note or notes for someone interested in music? Or you may use the initials of the person who will receive the gift.
Another good idea is to use appliqués to make a wall hanging. These can be almost any size and are especially nice for children's rooms. Or, how about a pretty wall hanging for Christmas?
Appliqués can be very simple or very elaborate. You can use lace, leather, suede, velvet, satin, or just about any kind of fabric. Appliqués can be decorated with pearls, beads, sequins, studs or jewels.
Let your imagination guide you in decorating with appliqués. The versatility of appliqués allows you to personalize for any mood. Colours can be vibrant or subdued, shiny or dull. You can achieve an elegant, pretty, country or any other look just by choosing the right appliqué and the right fabric.
The master pattern is printed on durable white paper. The designs are printed on both sides of the paper so we could include as many designs as possible. Some designs are given in more than one size. Trace the pattern using tracing paper or tracing cloth, made of transparent pressed fibers.
This book has easy-to-follow sewing instructions with clear illustrations, time saving techniques and the most up-to-date sewing methods. All appliqués and creative ideas are shown throughout the book in full colour photographs.