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BIrthday Cake applique

Help the birthday girl enjoy her birthday cake again and again. For this tutorial, we used the Children’s Corner Nora dress View B with this darling cake applique. 


Heat-n-Bond Light / Wonder Under

Knit for Birthday cake - 4 separate and coordinating fabrics for appliqué pieces: cake, frosting, candles, flames (Note: the fabric I used for the flames was actually a large floral that had a great yellow in it so I just used a small portion of the overall print.  Feel free to get creative!)


1. Trace pattern pieces 1-7 on paper side of fusible lightweight Heat-n-Bond. Here is complete applique design, see attached PDF for individual pieces.

Nora birthday cake - applique

2. Iron on to the wrong side of appliqué pieces.

3. Cut out appliqué pieces following your traced lines.

4. Peel paper away from Heat-n-Bond.

5. Place your appliqué pieces on garment in the following order (it is best to check placement preference prior to fusing)
A) cake pieces #4 and #7
B) candles #6*
C) frosting pieces #1, #2, and #3
D) flames #5
*take care to place edge of candle under the top frosting piece

6.  Fuse one layer at a time to ensure accuracy.

7.  Using a straight stitch with a length of 2.5 stitch around all unfinished edges. Stitch 1/16" from edge of fabric. It can be helpful to draw your stitch line with a fabric marking pen prior to sewing.

Download the printable pdf instructions here: 

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