The beauty of the simplicity of a starfish is captured in our Starfish Applique. Although the shape is simple, the embroidery adds lots of character to the applique.
Today we are sharing our third applique in our Stroll on the Beach Collection, a lovely star fish! To give a bumpy texture to the applique, we added French knots and woven spider wheels. Adds lots of detail to an otherwise simple shape. In the next couple of weeks we will also be sharing our final Stroll on the Beach applique of a conch shell.
The Starfish Applique was made to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Enjoy!
The Pattern for the Starfish Applique can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce Patterns can be found HERE.
The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.
Our Gallery of all our Appliques can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE STARFISH APPLIQUE
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements, cutting instructions and embroidery stitches.
Cut out felt using the photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a blanket stitch, sew the starfish to the block using 3 strands of floss.
Using a woven spider web stitch, embellish the starfish using 6 strands of floss.
Using French knots, add detail to the starfish using 6 strands of floss.