Spent a few hours working late at night in my sewing room to come out with a few appliques designs on onesies (or onsies?) for my 7 month-old godson, just in time for him to pack and take home after a long holiday with his mom here. These garden bugs appliques patterns were built from some simple symmetrical shapes of ovals and circles. With some fabric scraps, fusible web, and embroidery flosses etc on hand, you should be able to finish them in an hour or 2.
The Garden Bugs Appliques patterns consist of Bumble Bee, Lady Bug and Caterpillar. Get the tutorial of doing these “patch-on” garden bugs appliques and also the how-to for the quick way after this jump.
I wanted to come out with a hand applique tutorial ever since I made the applique pajamas for my son…. 2 years ago. What? Already 2 years!!!! My once cuddly little baby, the crawling and walking toddler suddenly turns into an energetic young little boy that never stop running and climbing whose trying to show his mom (me!) a few heart-attack-trigger & hair-raising stunts. Sometimes, I really miss those days where he could sleeps up to 12 hours at night plus 2 – 3 long naps at daytime, what a peaceful day with no shouting, no screaming, no yelling, no fighting…. sigh! See, I really missed those days!
There are a few ways of doing hand applique, either by traditional needle turn sewing (edge hemming) or modern fuse/stick on then embroidery the edges, all it means is to attach patches of fabrics onto a garment surface to form the embellished pattern you want. The time needed to complete an applique depends on how complicated the pattern is. Running out of time or too lazy to prepare patch by patch? there is also a quick way to do applique by using ready prints on fabric (as shown in the last 2 pictures below). Besides the normal patch-on applique, you can do applique in the reverse way, click here to go to the reverse applique tutorial.