I had a customer come in with a toddler's t-shirt that she had done at a craft faire. It wasn't the type of applique that one normally sees on a garment, it was untrimmed and would ravel in time around the edges. It was kind of a cute concept and the result is below.
Step one: fabric of choice and garment. I learned from the first project that if the print on the fabric is too large it will most likely get lost in the corral of embroidery. I was glad when the young mom brought over fabric that would be small enough to fit in the confines of the stitching.
Step three: Trim. This I found tedious. Some people print out a pattern of the stitch and cut it out and then lay it on the garment and then put the final stitching around the edges. I have not been brave enough to attempt this since I am worried that the fabric will move or the machine burps and then I have a ruined garment that I might not be able to replace. During the trimming process you can't pull too hard on the excess or the applique fabric may ravel and you have to trim it close it enough to the edges won't poke out of the final satin stitch.
I'm excited about these new projects. Check back for more.