How to Make an Appliqué from a Portrait of your Pet
|Jodie Davis and Ashley Briggs|
Starting with a photo as a template, “paint” a portrait of your pet in fabric with this easier-then-it-looks technique. Jodie steps you through tracing shapes from the photo onto fusible web to fusing them and then finishing the edges to make a unique fabric image of your pet that will surprise you in how realistic it is.
In this video, you will learn:
- To choose areas of your pet photo to trace, overlap sections for gap-free applique, and trace them onto fusible web for a pattern
- Layer and fuse the shapes for accuracy using a homemade lightbox
- Three options for finishing the edges of your applique shapes in addition to satin stitching
- Bonus: Jodie guides Ashley Briggs in her first go at thread painting. Jodie had started the project and as Ashley tries her hand at it, viewers get a first-hand look at the learning process. As Jodie had found months before, and Ashley found during the taping, thread painting is forgiving, much easier than it looks, and fun!
You can see example pictures of some of this class’ projects below.
Length : 45:23
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