There is a wonderful feature on THE Dream Machine
to create a “Patch” from either an Appliqué design or Thread only embroidery design. The great thing about this “Patch” function is that the back of the design is hidden once the patch is attached. On this shirt, you can see the Satin cover stitch around the outside of the butterfly that secures the Patch to the Shirt. Looking at the inside of the shirt, you only see the Satin Cover Stitch. Such a nice finish on both sides! Machine Used: I had a quick class at my local Brother dealer
, however, I wanted to come up with a way to use this function with my appliqué designs. Once I started to play with the feature, I realized this is a great way to add an appliqué design with more than one appliqué fabric and have the back look great! Basically, you can take any embroidery design, apply the Appliqué Patch function, which will add 3 steps to the end of the design. These three steps are 1) Appliqué Material; 2) Appliqué Position; 3) Appliqué.
- The Appliqué Material is an outline stitch around the finished design and will be the “line” that is used to trim the design for the Patch.
- The Appliqué Position is the stitch that is used on the item that you want to sew the patch onto. It is the outline of where to place the trimmed patch.
- The Appliqué step is the Satin stitch that secures the design to the item.
The Butterfly Appliqué is part of the “Autumn Nuthatch” Block of the Month design by Anna’s Awesome Appliqué Designs and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such products.