It is that time of year and I have been seeing my Original Faux Leather Beanie Patch Design being a very popular download recently. One of my YouTube viewers asked if I could make more patches but larger for longer names. So that is just what I did. The original design completes a patch that is roughly 1.5 inches high x 3.3 inches wide. Here are the new sizes available in my store.
There is a 1.5 x 4 inch Beanie Patch Design that will require at least a 5x7 hoop. The original design was sampled in a 5x5 Mighty hoop, but this one will exceed that sewing space. You can use regular hoops or sticky stabilizer and fast frames.
A 1.5 x 5 inch Beanie Patch Design will give extra stitching room. It requires at least a 5x7 hoop as well. If you are curious, you can read my older post here also.
The largest is a 1.5 x 6 inch Beanie Patch Design. This will give you maximum stitching room to fill up the front of a beanie. It will also stitch in a 5x7 hoop and you may need to rotate your beanie when sewing out or the hoop position in your machine.
Here is a view of them side by side so you can see what they look like. There is also a Plain Beanie Embroidered Patch Set available in my store now. So if you want to have all four sizes available, you can.
There is a video you can watch below to see how my original design stitched out on a beanie. These new longer designs will embroider similarly. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Machine Embroidery Designs For Fake Fur
Brand new Embroidery designs are being released today for Fake Fur. I know you might not want to think about it, but Christmas is really close. For those in the decorating world, our season is already underway. Stockings and Santa Hats are a big part of this time of year and fake fur will surely be at least one item you might be asked to embroider.
The Fake Fur Underlay design pack includes six different sizes you can place on your fake fur item and then add additional embroidery right over it. This will keep the fur pile laying down so your embroidery doesn't get swallowed up. Another name you may have heard this called is a "Knockdown Stitch" I like to call it a global underlay because that is a great way to think about it. It is essentially a light density fill underlay that covers the "global size of the design" Stabilizer is a matter of choice when using these designs. If your fake fur is very stable and you have a Mighty Hoop, you may not even need stabilizer. It is best to make samples before you try the designs on Client items. Fake fur differs between manufacturers. If you feel a stabilizer is needed or you are floating the items, tearaway can be used or sticky stabilizer for hard to hoop items.
Each design in the Fake Fur Underlay pack is going to have a height slightly larger than 2 inches. In researching Christmas Stockings and Santa Hats, the 2- 3 inch cuff is pretty common, so each design should fit well within that standard height. The widths will vary from 3 to 8.25 inches. So you should be able to find a global underlay design in this pack that will work for you as long as it will fit your hoop and the item to be embroidered on. Don't forget you can take seams out of items, do the embroidery and then re sew the seams. This is a common practice on things that are too tight to get in your hoop or over the arm of your embroidery machine.
As a bonus, the Christmas Text Design above is included in the download also. So are you ready to get started on your seasonal embroidery? I have a video below you can watch that shows how the designs will stitch out. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
If you have been doing embroidery for any length of time, you have probably received a request for patches. They are very popular to wear on clothing or add to accessories. Different groups are also known for them like law enforcement, fire departments and motorcycle riders to name a few. I have a brand new Blank Patch Embroidery design that is perfect to practice your patch making skills with. It finishes to 3.25 x 2.5 inches and can be made in a 4x4 hoop.
Since it is a plain patch design, you can add your own embroidery elements to it and customize. If you are not certain how to make the patches, I have a brand new video you can watch that shows the material I use as well as different tips for success.
I have found this Poly Patch Twill from DIME and it is one of my new favorite tools in my embroidery studio. There are many colors to choose from and it already has been stabilized. This makes for easier prep work.
I use my Silhouette Cameo to cut the twill and have good success with getting nice clean edges.
Here is an example of a test cut using the Silhouette. A cutting machine isn't the only way to prepare your patch fabric. You can also trace the paper pattern included in the download and use scissors or a rotary blade. If you do have an electronic cutter, an SVG file is included in the Patch design download for your use.
Once the patches are sewn there is final clean up work that needs to be done. This is just a teaser for you as the video has so much information , I know you will enjoy watching it. So drop below and click on the link. Don't forget to look for my new Blank Patch design. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
October is breast cancer awareness month and I love to dedicate some time to sewing and donating. I recently finished a large T Shirt quilt and I have an entire plastic tote filled with leftover material. Throwing it away is not an option for me because I can't let all of that soft worn in material go to waste. So I thought why not create a project that recycles and goes to a great cause. The Free Beanie Pattern is here to download in my store.
Cancer patients get cold. That is just a fact. The first time I donated to my local treatment center, they actually let me tour the area where the patients receive their medication. That was an eye opening day for me. It was a large room with chairs and IV equipment. Several nurses were present and the people waited in the lobby until everything was set up for them to enter. A small area was set aside for donations. You would not believe how many crafts, magazine snacks, blankets and other wonderful things were stacked neatly and with care. So if you are unsure about your donated items being used, forget your fears! It will be loved and is most welcome. That is where this beanie comes in.
The T Shirt material is perfect for beanies because it is usually a good weight is buttery soft and has some stretch retention. This a great item to have readily available for patients to grab. The tag on the front is made using 100% polyester Grosgrain ribbon 1 1/2 inches wide. There is a graphic in the download ready to print and sublimate then heat press. Set your press to 380 degrees F for 60 seconds. The graphic is part of the Creative Commons images from Microsoft Publisher. I thought it was most appropriate for the project and month of October.
Maybe you don't want to use the graphic or you don't have a heat press and sublimation printer? No worries, Just find some cute pre printed ribbon like these above and you will have a captive audience for sure.
You will also receive a full sheet of these in the download for gift cards. Just print on card stock and attach with a small safety pin. This would be an excellent service project for your quilt guild.
How cute is this? Simple easy sewing even though it is knit. Just use a ballpoint needle and some zig zag or stretch stitching. You can also use a serger for the construction. I used my regular sewing machine and had no problems.
So use up that pile of leftover T Shirt material for a great cause. My month of October will be dedicated to this project in between other crafting. I have an instruction video below you can watch to see how easy everything comes together. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
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