Appliqué – a decorative design made of one material sewn over another. It is pronounced “APP-lee-KAY“, and not “uh-PLEEK” for those of you who are dumb enough to think the latter (e.g., yours truly). I made the mistake of saying it as such at the office a couple of years ago, and I have yet to live that one down.
Continuing where I left off on the Robot Applique Pillowcases, I cut out the robots and ironed on the fusible interfacing to the backside of the green cut-out.
I had done everything to make the pillowcases using the purple cloth, except for sewing them shut to make it easier to apply the robots. I pinned the ‘bots into place and then used small straight stitches to secure them, and then went over them again using zigzag stitches for aesthetics.
I cut out a “T”-shaped piece of green cloth to make the antenna and stitched it on top of the robot’s head as an afterthought. A robot just isn’t a robot without an antenna, right? I bought small heart patches and sewed them on by hand. Unfortunately, the patches were backed with a thick wax backing, and I managed to shove a needle into my thumb during the process. Thankfully, the hearts were already red, so Kevin couldn’t tell if I bled on his gift. KIDDING.