My first applique

Hooray! After much swotting up & stitching, I've just completed my first ever attempt at applique - this red & white gadget cosie, complete with home-sewn bird & flower details. I made it using a free kit I've been hoarding for months now - from an early issue of Mollie Makes magazine. It's made using linen, red-patterned fabric, a wooden button and my trusty needle & thread. 

Applique gadget cozy - sewing pattern

I think I still need quite a bit more practise before I can call myself an applique pro, but I did enjoy how simple this was - and I've been hooked on red & white craft projects for a while now, so was chuffed to discover this worked well against a linen backdrop. Read more to find out where to get the free shape templates...