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I love argyle. I think it’s such a fun, funky design that can be masculine or feminine. I made some corduroy baby shoes with an argyle applique, and I took pictures of the process for you!

How to Applique an Argyle Design

First, decide the size of diamonds you would like. On these shoes I made mine 2″ tall and 1″ wide. I wanted tall skinny diamonds. I drew them out so that I knew how it would look.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

Then I cut the diamonds from knit. I used knit because knit doesn’t fray. If you use a woven, make sure you finish the edges.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

Pin them in place. I would suggest at least two or more pins though. It got kind of tricky for me with only one pin because the knit would stretch on the corners.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

Sew around the diamonds at an 1/8″ or less. It should look something like this.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

Then draw two lines the cross each diamond like this. Sew on these lines.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

You are now finished with the applique! Wasn’t that easy? Just finish the rest of the item you are making.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

There’s lots of possibilities with colors and stitching.

How to Applique an Argyle Design

Have fun with it!

How to Applique an Argyle Design

Author: Heather