How to Reverse Applique a Tote Bagcomments (31) November 1st, 2013
Next, baste all three layers together by hand with doubled thread. I like a large hand stitch for this step because it's so easy to remove at the end of the project. Baste your way around all edges of this stack of fabrics.
Draw a design for applique onto the right side of the topmost layer of fabric. You can use a fabric pencil or a water-soluble fabric marker. Start with just the largest details of your design, and make note of where you want each color to be.
Let's begin our reverse-applique by making the leaf shapes in this design, which I've decided will be pale green. The pale green fabric is the second layer of this stack of fabrics, so we'll need to cut away some of the top layer to reveal this green layer. Carefully pinch up just the top layer with your fingers.
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