Sewing an appliqué can be simple or complex depending on the sewer's skill level, the appliqué design and the materials selected. Appliqué projects can done by hand or with a sewing machine.
An easy appliqué would involve just a few simply shaped appliqué pieces cut from a lightweight woven fabric or felt cloth. Besides the pattern template, a few additional supplies are needed, such as pins, a water-soluble marker, scissors, a sharp needle and thread. The pieces of fabric can be sewn in place by hand using a blanket or whip stitch. Alternatively, a sewing machine zig-zag or satin stitch can be used to secure the design. Fusible web can also be used to attach an appliqué without sewing and can be used with fabrics or microsuede.