question-sewing lambskin appliques

Hello--coming out of semi-lurkdom....
i'm going to attempt to embelish a ready to wear molekin jacket with
lambskin appliques (i show horses). how is the best way to apply
them? can i use something similar to wonder under? the appliques are
made of metallic colored lambskin...or, should i sew them on? they
are very curved, so i assume the best way is to drop the feed dogs to
sew??
and, i admit it, i am chicken about messing this up!
thank you so much-
betsey
Reply to
betsey
I would suggest using Aleene's OK To Wash It Glue. It dries clear, is flexible, and stays stuck. You would want to get it to the very edge of your applique, but not smear it on the jacket where it will be exposed.
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Pogonip
Hi Betsey. I also sew my own show clothes. And I have experimented various ways with appliqueing. I tried the wonder under and did not like working with it (he lambskin does not like a too-hot iron). I finally ended up glueing the appliques with Gem Tac (the same stuff I use to glue on crystals). This is much easier than cutting matching shapes of wonder under. I just run a bead on the back side of the lambskin and press it down on garment. I let dry overnight just to make sure it is solid. I do not glue real close to the edges because I don't want to risk it bleeding onto the garment. Then I sew very close to the edge using a zipper foot. I don't bother dropping the feed dogs, just lift the presser foot to turn a sharp corner. If you are overlapping different colors of appliques, I would treat each layer separately; i.e., glue a layer, let dry, sew, then move on to the next color. I'm not a professional, but this method works well for me. Cheryl
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Cheryl
Betsey: One more thing. For your piece of mind, do a test with scraps, just to get some practice before you work on your garment. Cheryl
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Cheryl

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