Weather you have a plain solid or print sheer fabric and want to reduce the transparency level a little, after you cut out the pattern you had in mind, you are always going to have some leftover corners with or without the print motifs.

A quick way to add some flair and reduce that transparency is to apply cutouts from the leftovers to the fabric itself.

I did this on a silk chiffon, that does not fray so bad, I'm not sure how it works with knits, I guess it would be nice on those stretch mesh (net?) fabrics too.

Technique Materials

sheer fabric, cutouts for appliqué - from the same fabric or a similar fabric, with or without the print

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    Nov 30, 2010, 04.55 AMby loyl8

    really adorable! love the technique thanks. going into my toolkit

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    May 2, 2008, 01.54 PMby amarie


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    Apr 30, 2008, 09.16 PMby oonaballoona

    what a cool idea!

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    Apr 29, 2008, 08.07 AMby dianacirne

    that’s a great idea! Not just for transparent fabric, but for give some detail for some creations!

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    Apr 29, 2008, 06.58 AMby mirela

    You sew, I’ve entered that part too, it just didn’t get saved the first time, thanks for noticing!

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    Apr 29, 2008, 12.49 AMby peaudane

    It’s a great idea! You seem to have skipped the part about how you attach them. Do you sew them or glue them on?

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