Aprons are the perfect accessory – whether you’re cooking in the kitchen, tending a garden or stitching in your sewing room. I recently purchased these oh-so-cute aprons and knew they’d be the perfect accessory to wear at our Stitching Sisters events. As I’ll show you – you don’t need to shy away from large print fabrics. Applique is the key!
First, find the center of the apron bib by folding the apron in half or use a target ruler. Place a target sticker on the apron to mark the center.
Prepare the applique fabric by fusing fusible webbing to the wrong side of the applique fabric. Let the fabric cool and remove the protective paper.
Hoop the bib with tear-away stabilizer in a 5” x 7” hoop. I used Multi-Needle Snap Hoop Monster since the flat top makes trimming applique very easy.
Retrieve the embroidery design. On the editing screen, touch the multi-spool icon. Travel through the design and place a stop (touch the hand) at color 2 and 3. Assign the proper colors if necessary. Touch close.
If you have a camera on the multi-needle machine, use it to center the needle over the target sticker.
Touch the camera icon again to close the camera and touch Sewing. Stitch color 1, the placement guide.
Lay the prepared applique fabric over the outline. Stitch color 2, the tackdown.
Touch the hoop icon at the bottom of the screen to move the hoop out for access to the applique.
Stitch color 3, the satin outline, color 4, the inner satin accent, the bean stitch outline and the text.
Here’s my Stitching Sister and me at our recent event in Sacramento with Meissner’s Sewing & Vacuum. What a great event! I wonder if it was the aprons!