Pattern #3 : House appliqué
It's no longer a secret, I love making appliqués. It's a simple technique that allows for maximum customization. I often favor fabrics that don't fray out of laziness but sometimes a nice weave is what the project requires.
Here are some examples found on Pinterest of colorful woven appliqués.
The mini house pattern is perfect to start with, straight lines being less difficult to achieve. For this example I sewed with the machine with a white thread so that you can see well. In real life, if I applied a small house on a garment or a pillow I would choose a thread of the same color as my fabric, or I would make an ladder stitch by hand.
So here is how I made this appliqué.
1- Cut out the "body" of the mini house once and the roof once.
2- Sew the them, right sides together at 5 mm.
3- With an iron, open the seam so that it is flat.
4- Then press all sides 5 mm inwards (video that follows).
5- Pin the house to the place of your choice.
6- Sew all around.
7- And that's it!