For these examples, I experimented with using a piece of batting under the applique. By cutting the batting just slightly smaller then the applique, I did not have any problem creating a clean edge and obtained a puffed or blown up look for beach toys.
Patterns and directions
Sew Your own beach bag using your favorite free bag pattern. Make the bag a beach bag by decorating it with free beach appliques. Use a copy machine to enlarge or decrease the size of the applique to meet your needs.
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