Today’s post is all about animal attraction. It combines two of our favorite types of projects- applique and the simple pillow. The applique technique is perfect for working with scraps. It lends itself to cutting your smaller scraps into a new shape and joining them to a larger piece of fabric to create a new design, like this pretty peacock from The Sewing Loft.
The design is simple to make and uses a raw edge applique technique. This type of project is perfect for stitchers of all skill levels. We encourage you to explore your fabric scrap bin and not to overlook home decor or knit fabrics. Actually, you can see in the photo that knit scraps were used to create the peacock feathers.
DETAILS FOR PRETTY PEACOCK PILLOW:
- easy to make
- perfect for all types of fabric
- can used reclaimed tees
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE PRETTY PEACOCK:
Even though this pattern is easy to make, we want to highlight one are for success. Cutting a raw edge applique design is so important. You will want to take your time and cut the shape out with smooth lines. Keeping in mind that the cut edge will be exposed on your finished project. Let’s take a look at Heather from The Sewing Loft putting the pretty peacock together. You’ll notice she made quick work of cutting her shapes and that there is no real science to the placement of the feathers. This is one of those patterns that looks perfect, no matter what your style.
So go ahead, grab your scrap stash and start tracing off the pretty peacock pattern today.
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