15 Free Christmas Appliqué Designs

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We are in luck today!!  Not only is Molly from Craft Idea’s Weekly joining us as a special guest but she is sharing 15 free Christmas Appliqué Designs.  That’s right, you can download 15 free Christmas Appliqué Designs to embellish all of your holiday projects with.  Molly is showing us how to turn an everyday store-bought item into a handmade treasure!

 

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15 Free Christmas Appliqué Designs

This project is for sewers all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button

Materials:

  • Applique Pattern Template
  • Felt Scraps
  • Cloth Napkin
Tools:
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Needle and Thread
  • Embroidery Floss
Basic Instructions:
  • Print out appliqué template and cut around the shape you have chosen. This will make it easier to pin. Pin the template to your felt and cut out as shown.
  • Use a small pair of scissors for best results. They make an easy job of cutting out fine details. Once you have your pieces cut out, remove the paper pattern.

Download 15 Free Christmas Appliqué Designs to embellish your holiday projects with on The Sewing Loft

  • Position napkin in the embroidery hoop, making sure it is tight enough to make the fabric lay smoothly.

Download 15 Free Christmas Appliqué Designs to embellish your holiday projects with on The Sewing Loft

  • Pin the felt appliqué pieces in place and hand stitch all around. I used an appliqué stitch for this.  Start your needle coming up through the fabric, then stitch back down and towards you.  Then come back up through the fabric and repeat until you have nice little stitches all the way around appliqué. It will look like this-

15 Free Christmas Appliqué Designs

  • Add any additional overlay pieces and sew them in place with the same hand applique stitch.
  • To add details such as eyes or nose, you will need to do a bit of fancy embroidery stitching.  The eyes here are simply 3 french knots.  These are made by bringing the needle up through the back, then wrapping the floss around it twice before stitching back down into the fabric.  The nose is just two straight stitches, knotted at the back.
  • When finished, the back will look like this.

Learn how to add appliqué details to store bought napkins for a hand made look.  Plus, 15 free Christmas  Appliqué Designs on The Sewing Loft

This project is an easy way to dress up inexpensive napkins or add holiday flair to tons of different items.

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15 Free Christmas Appliqué Designs

A special thanks to Molly from Craft Ideas Weekly for sharing 15 free Christmas Appliqué Designs with us today and her quick napkin project.  After you download the designs, be sure to stop by and pay her a visit.

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Comments

  1. sue demers says:

    Always looking for appliques, the free ones are even better:)

  2. Thank you for the free patterns can’t wait to get started with them. Happy Holidays.

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