|September 26, 2013||Posted by alaine under crafts, custom, General, thread|
|November 24, 2011||Posted by alaine under crafts, custom, embroidery, General, how-to, stabilizer|
This is a little easier than you think it would be. The problem is the fabric is so thick that the embroidery foot on the machine doesn’t jump high enough to move to the next spot without snagging. What you need to do is make the fuzzy part temporarily thinner.
Start by putting a tear-away sticky-back stabilizer on the back of the part to be embroidered. On the front use a thick/heavy wash away stabilizer. Using a regular sewing machine run a basting stitch (1/4″ stitch length) up and down the area that will be embroidered. This will tie the two stabilizers together, sandwiching the whole thing into something that will be thin enough to work in the embroidery machine.
Next, hoop up the stocking, pick a design, and start the machine to stitch it out. After the machine finishes all you need to do is remove the base stitches and pull the tear-away stabilizer off. The fabric that was sandwiched together will fluff back up, leaving a very nice design.
|February 26, 2011||Posted by alaine under crafts, embroidery|
|October 30, 2010||Posted by alaine under candy, crafts, General, halloween|
They turn out super cute and are very easy to make.
Things you’ll need are:
2 Tootsie Rolls, 2 Smarties, 1 mini KitKat, 1″ Wooden Ball, 2″ Straw Hat, 5″by 5″ piece of fabric, and 1 mini pumpkin.
You need to use ether glue dot “3D Zots” by therm-o-web or a hot glue gun will also work. Start with the KitKat and glue the Smarties vertically to the bottom of the KitKat. Glue the Tootsie Rolls horizontally to the top of the KitKat. Next take the fabric and fold 2 of the corners in as shown below.
Place his body on the bottom middle and fold over the top for the jacket. You will need to place a little glue in the arm pits to hold the jacket on. Now for his head, place some glue on the wooden ball and add the hat. Glue this to the top of the jacket and make his face with a marker. As a finishing touch I’ve glued a pumpkin to his hands. Oh yeah – Super Cute!
I picked up all of the candy at our local HyVee, and the rest I got at Hobby Lobby.