Improv Sewing — Learn Reverse Applique

Posted by on Jul 09, 2012

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Alexandra Grablewski


"Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques" is a new book from authors Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut, the bloggers behind Improv Diary. The book features 101 sewing projects, including dresses, shirts, accessories pillows, curtains and more.

One fun technique that is used throughout the projects in the book is reverse applique. Reverse applique is different from regular applique in that the fabric used in the underside of the project shows through. In traditional applique, a piece of fabric is applied over another surface, much like a patch.

Storey Publishing has shared two free reverse applique projects from the book, including the:

Reverse Applique T-Shirt for Men
Reverse Applique T-shirt

Learn the simple and fun technique of reverse applique with this hand-stitched project, a men's T-shirt with stacked stones design. The organic nature of this sewing practice will help you embellish a variety of projects from the book, including wearables and home decor.
Get the tutorial for the Reverse Applique T-Shirt from "Improv Sewing" at CraftFoxes.
Reverse Applique Ottoman Cover
Reverse Applique Ottoman Cover

Practice reverse applique with your sewing machine in this quick and fun project for the home. An ottoman cover is a great home accessory to add a pop of color and design to your room.
The pattern for the Reverse Applique Ottoman Cover from "Improv Sewing" can be found at CraftFoxes.
Thanks to Storey Publishing for having CraftFoxes on the Improv Sewing blog tour!

The projects above are excerpted from "Improv Sewing" (c) by Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut, photography (c) by Alexandra Grablewski, illustrations (c) by Ryan McMenamy, used with permission from Storey Publishing.

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