| | Re: felt padded appliques??
I have used pictures from a coloring book or hand drawn (ice cream cones, cupcakes, dots) and cut them out by hand. I then pieced them on another, larger piece using a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine. Cut that out close to the stitching and hand sewed that onto the pants I was patching. If you stuff the pieces while piecing the onto a bigger piece, would this get the effect you are going for? Just a thought.
Also, while there are no tutorials I came across, I found lots of patterns for appliques on the internet.