What is Reverse Applique? 14 Tutorials All About i...

What is Reverse Applique? 14 Tutorials All About it

I am a big fan of applique…but sometimes I get hung up on using the same technique over and over again {my go-to technique is raw edge applique}.  Learning a new technique isn’t that difficult…but it does take a little bit of time to figure out how it works.

Reverse applique is one of those that you see– and love, and then when you give it a try…you don’t love any more.

Today let’s change your attitude!

reverse applique tutorials

What is this reverse applique technique you ask?

It’s where you layer fabric and then cut away the top layer to reveal the underneath.  You can layer multiple layers if you are big into surprises, but for the most part it’s done with just the top and bottom layer.  Looking to add interest to a project? This is a great way to do it.  It will add color pops, mix up your texture and add a little bit of character to anything that you are working on.


To give you a little bit of learning room, here are 14 tutorials all about reverse applique, and as you can see from the collection you can use this technique on any kind of project too.  Each tutorial will give you hints, tips and a few little extras-  mixing fabrics, raw edge, satin stitch, handstitch, needle turn, using templates…you name it!


So, give it a try– who knows, maybe it will become something that you really like to do….

Reverse Applique 1
 Make a multi-colored design on a tote with reverse-applique. Its easy!  
   spiral copy

Did you notice that there are actually 16 tutorials? Oh yeah. Sometimes I mess up on basic math skills.  Maybe that’s why I invented the ‘cranky’ method.


For more applique tutorials check out over here.

Do you have a hint for this technique? Let us know in the comments-

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