This funky bird photo from my photo archives inspired an appliqué for our easy tote. Frayed edges are fun, so they will be incorporated into the appliqué design.
Once you decide the size you want your graphic appliqué to be, you can click here for instructions on how to design and size an appliqué from artwork or a photo.
Cutting the patch edges on the bias will create a control for fraying. To establish our grain guide, fold the pattern piece as shown below.
A second patch creates a frame:
A stick held with embroidery floss feet seemed like a good idea for this little birdie!
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