What Is an Appliqué?

Lace Appliqués are decorative motifs which are normally sewn onto an existing fabric such as tulle or netting.

The appliqués are often sewn in with a matching lace or lace trim.

Key Points

  • Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces or patches of fabric are sewn or stuck together onto a larger piece to form a picture or a pattern.
  • This technique is accomplished by using either hand stitching or machine stitching.
  • An appliqué is a beautiful decorative addition to a wedding dress and is made up of one type of fabric on top of the wedding dress fabric.
  • Some can include fabric flowers, lace, sequins, and many other types of sparkles. It can also consist of more intricate pieces such as die-cut appliqués.


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