1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://diyfashion.about.com/od/freepatchesandapplique/tp/Applique_Patterns_01.-0jY.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Baby Word Scramble

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Easy Applique Patterns for Beginners

By

These applique patterns are simple enough for any beginner. Learn how to piece together a picture using a few different patches of material.

Stay up to date on DIY Fashion by signing up for Rain's weekly newsletter, choosing to become a fan of DIY Fashion on Facebook, and following DIY_Fashion on Twitter.

Simple Butterfly

Butterfly Applique
Rain Blanken
This is a basic butterfly. Try using different shapes to make the spots on the wings. I've included a few ovals here, but you can layer as many different wing decorations as you like. Buttons especially look cute on wings, as well as ribbon.

Broken Heart

Broken Heart Applique
Rain Blanken
This two-toned heart looks best in contrasting colors, or any color and black. This one can be made in any size, but I've made the pattern over-sized to make it easier to sew.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly applique
Rain Blanken
A dragonfly is less girlie or commercialized as the butterfly, and goes really well with calmer hues of blue and green. You can stitch veins onto the wings to give it a customized touch.

Royal Crown

Crown Applique
Rain Blanken
I love crowns because they make me think of a deck of cards and games of chance. You can change the red fabric on this crown to any color; pink is especially popular among young girls. This one is so customizable because you can trim it up with jeweled buttons or metallic ribbon.

Fairy Appliques

Fairy Applique Patches
Rain Blanken
Fairy appliques are fun and so versatile. You can make lunar fairies, water fairies, fire fairies...a fairy for all occasions! Some of these are simple enough for a beginner to tackle, or challenge yourself with a more advanced piece.

Get Applique Fabric Up to 65% Off

Inexpensive Fabrics
Fabric.com

Fabric.com is one of my favorite places to score dress fabric because you can get a lot of it at a cheap price. The site has oodles of info about the fabrics, with lots of patterns and types to choose from.

I highly recommend scoring your fabric for cheap, especially since shipping is free on all orders over $35.00.

Related Video
Find Women's Jeans That Fit

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.