I thought I tutorial would be in order for the reverse applique I used on my bag. You get a pretty picture for the tutorial button and a more basic design for the tutorial steps.
The fabric I selected was marine vinyl from Joann's. You could use pleather, leather, suede, vinyl or any type of fabric that does not ravel. In this tutorial I will refer to the main fabric as vinyl.
Find the middle of your project. I use a chalk marker on my vinyl, it wipes right off. I also marked the top for the bag closure.
Here you can see all my markings, the top (on right), the bottom (on left) and the center. I added two more marks 1/2" on each side of center to equally space my letters. I printed out my letters from Word and cut them out. With this pattern, I can trace with the chalk marker. If you make mistake or don't like the spacing, take a wet cloth and erase what you traced
I cut out the letters with nice smooth cuts following the chalk lines
I then stitched the vinyl to the cotton fabric. I used a teflon type foot and used one of the markings to keep a straight line. Remember to just go slowly and if needed reach under the vinyl and pull your cotton fabric tighter if needed.
The stitching all complete, admire your work.
Wipe off the chalk marks and admire your work.
I hope this helps. The reverse applique was for Kailtyn's laptop sleeve, she heads out Wednesday.