A few months ago I started playing with making my own appliques and designed these two bags:
The umbrella bag was started first, but the phone bag was finished first The fabric on the umbrella bag didn’t want to stick to my fusible interfacing so I had to hand stitch the edges of each raindrop and umbrella section (because I had already sewn the sides of the bag together and my machine couldn’t reach it all)… Since it was originally going to be a cast party gift I decided it would be faster to start over on a new bag so I designed the phone applique. When I made the phone bag I put the applique on before sewing the bag together so that I could easily reinforce the edges by machine stitching. More info on each can be found on my blog: Umbrella Bag & Phone Bag
They were fun to make and I ended up keeping the umbrella bag for myself
Both appliques are made from sparkly cotton fabric. The umbrella is on a slippery upholstery type fabric with wool lining. The phone is on wool with linen bottom and lining.