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Topic: Felt Embroidery - How I do it (tutorial)!  (Read 37168 times)
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« on: June 08, 2011 09:13:48 PM »

I've really been enjoying working with felt in my embroidery projects. It's fun, looks cute and it's quick!

I thought I'd share my process for creating a felt hoop with you all!

Here's the finished product...

I start my felt hoops by sketching out the design I want to make. Google image search is great for finding clip art outlines to use as a starting point for the sketch.

Then I trace each of the individual pieces of the sketch onto trace paper. You can see in this pic that I've broken apart each piece (ear, leg, body,etc) of the little ellie.

Next, I cut out the traced pieces along with the felt piece. When it comes to felt, I like to use wool "fancy" felt. I buy mine from this lovely Etsy shop... http://www.etsy.com/shop/giantdwarf?ref=seller_info.

Then I put all the pieces back together again and place them on the fabric I've selected. I like putting the hoop on at this time so I make sure the design fits well within it.

I use a fabric glue stick to attach all of the felt pieces. This keeps all the tiny bits from slipping or falling off when you start stitching.

Now it's time to stitch! I use 2 strands of DMC and a whip stitch around the outside of each felt piece. I go up through the fabric and then down through the felt. This keeps the felt fuzz to a minimum.

Once you've got everything tacked down, you can embellish the design with additional stitches, buttons, stamps or whatever!

Now, all that's left to do is sit back and enjoy your new hoop framed embroidery!

I hope someone finds this useful! Let me know if there are any questions!
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011 09:32:15 PM »

SO cute! Thanks for showing us how you do it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011 09:51:39 PM »

adorable! Thank you for sharing Smiley - also, i want to try out that felt- i`ve only used the joann`s kind and disappointed in the quality (well, price should reflect the quality anyqay), so i`m excited about better quality felt- thanks! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011 09:58:44 PM »

Definitely try out the felt! It's fantastic and the colors are beautiful.

« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011 10:12:10 PM »

hey well done!  I use felt all the time and I love working with it.  I have not done this though.  Good tips & great project Smiley
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011 10:52:03 PM »

This is super cute and def on my list of things to try!

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011 11:08:13 PM »

You are so stinking talented! I love the colors combos. I keep swearing I need to work with felt, but still haven't delved too deep into. You're inspiring me though. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011 02:41:29 AM »

Thank you for the tips - you have inspired me to give this a go! is the word 'love' stamped onto the fabric? if so which ink would u recommend using?


« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011 03:53:20 AM »

I love the color combo on this and also have a ton of fun working with felt.

On a side note, my male room mate happened to look over from his video game while I was looking at this and said that it was "pretty sweet."


Běifāng yǒu jiārn, jush r dl. Y g qīng rn chng, zi g qīng rn gu. Nng b zhī qīng chng yǔ qīng gu. Jiārn nn zi d.
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011 04:05:34 AM »

Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the tutorial too!
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