Another couple of decorative techniques to show you today from my Decorative Techniques class!
The first is reverse applique. You may remember me telling you about applique in a previous post. Rather than sewing a layer of fabric on to another as in applique, reverse applique involves removing fabric to expose the layer underneath.
You start by layering two (it can be more) pieces of fabric on top of each other. Here I have used blue silk and a patterned viscose.
Couching uses a thick cord or thread, which is laid on top of a fabric in the desired pattern. This cord is then fixed down by using thread to stitch over the width of the cord. I think you can just about see the thread in this photo.
!!!PILLOWCASE DRESS CHALLENGE UPDATE!!!
43 TO GO
Here are the first dresses made by someone other than me! Hollie from my Pattern Cutting class kindly made the two below, and there’s another one on the way – thanks Hollie!