So you want to add a little bit of applique to your pouch?
Believe me, it's very simple!
I actually feel funny calling this a tutorial. It's more of a "this-is-how-I-did-it" post. It took me just a few minutes of extra work to create a little picture from fabric, and then I resumed the tutorial as usual.
Let me show you how!
First I found a house template that I liked (I initially cut it out to use for a pincushion), but I changed my mind when the pouch came along. I cut out Jo's house front (see the 2nd photo down in the post) and I added my own windows and a door. Ric-rac seemed fun for the roof line.
I pinned everything in place on top of the house:
Then you take your applique and pin it onto the exterior pouch front, which is on top of the batting or fleece:
And do some simple sewing around that to tack it down:
For the other exterior piece simply lay that on top of a piece of batting:
And sew a basting stitch all the way around, close to the edge (this is done in the basic tutorial also):
From here you simply continue on with the tutorial by adding the zipper.
You can use any shape for your applique. Maybe some letters for someone's name, or circles for polka dots. It's all up to you!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
And remember, there are other ways to do this. I just wanted to show you what I did.