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I love argyle. I think it’s such a fun, funky design that can be masculine or feminine. I made some corduroy baby shoes with an argyle applique, and I took pictures of the process for you!
First, decide the size of diamonds you would like. On these shoes I made mine 2″ tall and 1″ wide. I wanted tall skinny diamonds. I drew them out so that I knew how it would look.
Then I cut the diamonds from knit. I used knit because knit doesn’t fray. If you use a woven, make sure you finish the edges.
Pin them in place. I would suggest at least two or more pins though. It got kind of tricky for me with only one pin because the knit would stretch on the corners.
Sew around the diamonds at an 1/8″ or less. It should look something like this.
You are now finished with the applique! Wasn’t that easy? Just finish the rest of the item you are making.
There’s lots of possibilities with colors and stitching.
Have fun with it!
Learn how to applique on stretch fabric.