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« on: October 11, 2013 07:42:37 PM »

I'm not an embroiderer, but I'm trying to make a felt name book for my daughter, and I want to do some words.  Whenever I've tried to do more than a letter or two in the past, they always end up all wonky and misshapen and crooked.  Can I print out what I want to say and stitch through the regular printer paper onto the felt, and then tear it away when I'm done? Or would that not work?

I'd appreciate any advice on the matter.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013 04:57:10 AM »

I would use sulky water soluble stabilizer. The paper may pull the stitches.

« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013 06:26:52 PM »

Sulky is the best, but if you don't want to spring for that, you could try tracing paper or tissue paper. I've had good luck with that technique. Just gotta be careful when tearing it away. I find tweezers help with pulling the smallest bits from under your threads.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013 02:26:28 PM »

Thank you both for the advice. I think I'm going to try tissue paper or something similar. We'll see how it goes.

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