GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED
LETS GET STARTED WITH OUR TUTORIAL, PART 1
First you'll need to go over to my website and download your free pattern. Click HERE and look for the image with the little mug and marshmallow fluff. I've given it to you in a JPEG & PDF so that you can use whichever you like better. Then gather your list of supplies:
Background fabric, at least 12" square for easy stitching
Fabric scraps for appliques
Paper-backed fusible webbing
Cardstock (for printing out pattern pieces)
Fabric marking pen or chalk pencil (for marking fabrics)
Ink pen or pencil (for tracing patterns)
Iron & ironing board
5 inch embroidery hoop
Preparing your applique:
1. Print out your pattern pieces and cut out. Cardstock works best because it's easier to trace around than paper.
2. Cut your paper-backed fusible webbing just a little bit larger than your pattern pieces.
3. Flip your pattern pieces upside down and trace them to the paper side of your fusible webbing. Fuse these to the backside of the fabric scraps you have chosen for your appliques. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the fusible webbing you are using.
4. Make the appliques by cutting on the traced lines.
5. Make sure that the adhesive side is face down and fuse the applique fabrics to the center of your background fabric. The upper edge of the mug will slightly overlap the marshmallow fluff. Mark your applique with your stitching lines.
6. Place the fabric in the hoop centering the area you will be stitching.
7. Cut off a piece of floss about 18" long. Separate the floss into 3 strand sections. I'm using 3 strands of floss for my demonstrations. I always use 3 strands when stitching around my appliques.
Put these to the side for now because we'll be learning our first two stitches in a few days. If you already know how to stitch, follow us along for the fun of it and make a potholder or wall hanging from your applique.
NOTE: I've mentioned this before, but please keep your threads away from your pets! When they ingest long threads, it can become fatal. Not only am I a pattern designer, I also work for a vet and I see this a lot. Unfortunately it "slices" through their digestive systems. I'm constantly scanning my sewing room and myself to make sure there are no threads left behind.
Now that you've gathered your supplies and put them in a safe place, come back in a few days and get started.
Run over to my website and download your free pattern! Look for the image below when you get to my website.