Whether you applique by hand or machine, having the right applique tools helps you achieve the look you want during the process and in the completed project.
Applique techniques play a critical part in the final results, but the equipment you use is just as important.
With the right applique tools, your sewing enjoyment goes up and frustrations go down.
Ways to Applique
Hand applique with freezer paper is my favorite method to embellish, customize, and personalize sewing projects.
Machine applique tends to be a little faster than hand applique and there are more options for visible stitches.
Many machines have a variety of stitch options. This allows for some creative opportunities with applique projects.
You can even use a combination of hand and machine applique in order to get different finished looks.
Regardless of the applique method or technique you use, having the right equipment makes the applique sewing more fun and less frustrating.
There are several applique tools I use consistently whether I’m hand or machine appliqueing.
In my opinion, having access to these tools makes applique sewing more enjoyable.
For your convenience, I’ve created a list of applique tools and supplies I use for both hand and machine applique.
My main goals are to support, empower, and inspire you to discover the joy of sewing.
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