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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2004 09:28:53 PM »

great job! I just bought her stitch kit but haven't tried it yet. How did you do it on the black fabric? Did you still iron on the design and was able to see it? Everything I wanted to stitch is black but all the examples in the book was with light fabric.
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2004 10:06:53 AM »

Really cute bag!  The button really does look like an olive.  ^_^
I've been wondering about using those embroidery patterns on dark fabric, too.  I'd be grateful for any tips on getting it to work.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2004 08:27:32 AM »

To get the pattern onto the black fabric, I used iron on interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric
Step 1: iron on the interfacing
Step 2: Iron the embroidery pattern onto the interfacing.

Then interfacing is white (but not opaque) so you can see the pattern. 
Of course the pattern is now on the back of your work, so you have to be a little more careful when you're embroidering.  And since it's on the back, it comes out 'backwards' -> so don't use this technique for anything with words or anything that would look wierd mirror imaged.

Another way to get the pattern onto dark fabric is to use dressmakers wax-free transfer paper (like carbon paper, but it comes in colors) Use a light color and it shows up.  But it tends to come off pretty easily, so sometimes if I use that method, I trace over those lines with one of those dressmakers pencils in white.
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2004 08:54:30 AM »

Ahh, thanks for the tip.  I thought of doing it that way, but I didn't know if you could iron onto interfacing safely.  I am working on a bag right now that I had to put lettering on, and it's made of black velvet.  I had some iron on embroidery transfer letters, but I didn't think they would work, so I free-handed it.  What a pain in the rear!  >_< 
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2004 07:58:37 PM »

could that title "shaken, not stirred" perhaps be a reference to the musical Rent?
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2004 09:31:17 PM »

Or James Bond? Wink
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2004 08:08:03 AM »

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