I have been experimenting with applique lately. I'm not too skilled at it yet but posted are two recent projects. One is a tote bag and the other is a pair of modified wide leg trousers that I picked up at the G will.
The tote bag was a stencil job gone really really bad that needed covered and the trousers were inspired by the book "Applique Your Way" by Kayte Terry.
I also found these cute applique undies as posted on whipstich that I just haven't had time to make yet.
although I need to tighten my applique skillz, I do find it an easy way to update or to personalize something that you already have.