Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make an Embroidered Beetle

I like his shiny green wings

Embroidered Beetle Tutorial at Sew in Love Blog

"The first thing to do then, was to pad the outline with felt.  There was no pattern given for it, so I just guess-timated and then trimmed to size.  Then you stab stitch it in place.  No need for lots of stitches, just a few are OK.  You could even just put a few stitches in the centre of the felt and that would be fine too, but I prefer to have the edges secured so they don't get in my way when I'm working the next part. The next step is to work satin stitches all across the body, completely covering the felt shape.  Here you can see me working with three strands instead of the prescribed two again.  No need to worry about covering outlines here, but it both saved needlestrokes and may even add to the height of the whole element".... Read more

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1 comment:

  1. Several more tutorials on my blog too! Feel free to link to those etc.=)