Easy Appliqué with Sew Emoji
From Sew Emoji
By Gailen Runge
In this class, beginners and beginning appliquérs will learn how to use fusible appliqué and turned-edge appliqué with lightweight sew-in interfacing. Students can start working on any of the projects in the book; making a bolster pillow would be a great one to choose. Students will learn that great-looking appliqué can be fun and easy.
The class can be a half or full-day class depending on what you decide to teach. Fusible appliqué can be taught in half a day or you can add in turned-edge appliqué with sew-in interfacing for a second half day. Students could probably also finish the bolster in a full day, or you could make it a fun one-and-a-half or two-day class
Class Supply List:
- Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge
- Background fabric: 1 3/8 yards total of 1 fabric or 1/2 yard each of 3 fabrics
- Face fabric: 3/8 yard
- Fabric scraps for features
- 90 square inches of fusible web
- 2/3 yard lightweight sew-in interfacing
- 20 oz of fiberfill
- Pencil or erasable fabric marker and thin permanent marker to trace patterns onto fusible paper
Students will need to trace the patterns and use an iron for the fusible portion of the work. Multiple irons and ironing boards would be great.
- Introduction to how easy appliqué can be. Introduce Sew Emoji and lightweight sew-in interfacing and fusible web.
- Create the emoji face using turned-edge appliqué with interfacing (pp. 11–15).
- Make a pattern and trace it on interfacing.
- Cut out shape.
- Layer it on fabric.
- Cut out fabric.
- Sew shape.
- Trim everything but interfacing and turn right side out
- Cut backgrounds.
- Sew to background.
- Show different stitches.
- Create the emoji features using fusible appliqué (pp. 16–23).
- Select your emoji face.
- Trace features.
- Cut out features.
- Stick features to fabric.
- Cut out fabric features.
- Appliqué features to the face background.
- Sew down if desired.
- Show emoji hands options.
- Sew backgrounds together to create a bolster (p. 33) or the optional one-block throw pillow (no instructions provided; just follow the bolster instructions with 1 square for the front and 1 for the back).
- Stuff and stitch closed!