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Hand Stitches for Embroidery

Copy Embroidery Pattern Images
onto Difficult Fabrics

I almost never embroider or bead with white fabric and most easy transfer techniques are intended for flat white fabric. I find myself embroidering on dark colours, textured ( ie. felt) or metallic fabrics where it is difficult to see markings.

Copy Pattern Images onto Difficult Fabric

I start by tracing the image that I wish to bead or embroider onto light weight tracing paper. Next I either pin the image or baste it to the fabric that I wish to work with.

Usually with felt, I just pin it because I am going to trim the felt to the shape of the image that I've drawn.

I baste the sketch to the fabric if I will be removing the paper and then stitching wrong sides together so that I can turn the piece right side out. The basted outline outlasts the tissue papers removal.

Proceed with your beading or embroidery. When finished carefully pick out the tissue paper bits. I usually find that the head of a metal straight pin works well for lifting the tissue.

Finish as appropriate for your project.

 

 

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