I did this tutorial on inner points using this little heart shape. It didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted but I think it’s charming, in a crooked little way. This same method works for the inner points on the birds as well.
Start with a template.
Trace your shape onto the back of your fabric and cut it out.
Clip you inner point BUT do NOT clip all the way to the drawn line.
Press as you would normally.
I have just discovered THIS product. It's called Jones Tones Sew Secure.
You can apply a very small amount to you fabric to keep from fraying. I found that the fabric did get stiff but I was still able to sew through it with relative ease. The best part is that it didn’t smell bad and give me a headache. I got it here.
Squeeze a small amount out.
Apply to the inner point.
Glue baste down to your background fabric and start sewing. Sew right up to the inner point and stop.
At the inner point take a small stitch into the appliqué fabric ONLY and pull it a little tighter than usual.
Continue until the end.
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