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Adding applique to any fabric allows you to embellish a simple plain fabric and make it extraordinary. Use applique to cate embllished towels, teeshirts or other items to haexactly what you want.  Need team or club shirts? Consider applique techniques to meet your needs.

How to Applique With Turned Edges

Learn about applique that used a turned under edge technique.
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Turning the edges allows you to almost invisibly hand sew the appliqué to the base fabric.see examples and learn how it is done here.

How to Applique with Fusible Web

Learn how to create appliques with fusible web.
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Appliqué done with fusible web is one of the simplest methods. This is a great method to use up fabric scraps and teach children how to sew and control a sewing machine. Learn how to appliqué with fusible web here.

Christmas Angel Applique Directions

Angel Appliqué
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Step by step directions to appliqué a Christmas angel with a link to the pattern are found here.

Fabric Paint And Applique For Sewing Embellishment

A great way to embellish a child's tee shirt.
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This article focuses on using fabric scraps, purchased appliques or badges and fabric paint to embellish a child's tee shirt. This is a great way to hide stains and tears on a shirt that still has a lot of life left in it.

Free Patterns & Directions to Sew a Child's Fabric Shapes Book

Sew a Child's book to teach them about the different shapes.
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Free full directions and appliqué patterns to sew an educational fabric child's with free applique templates. This is a great project to experiment with sewing applique shapes and end up with a wonderful teaching tool for a child.

Sewing Applique Template Library

Free templates for monogramming and appliqués.

Free Patterns and Directions to Embellish Sweatshirts and Tee Shirts

Learn how to embellish a plain shirt with frayed patchwork.
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Create an inexpensive wardrobe by embellishing sweatshirts and tee shirts. You' ll find free patterns and directions for a variety of ideas here.

Apple Basket Applique for a Potholder, Tee Shirt or Sweat Shirt

Learn how to sew this basket full of apples applique to embllish a potholder or shirt.
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What could be more perfect to wear in apple picking season than a tee shirt or sweat shirt adorned with a basket of apples applique? How about a potholder ...
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