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Friday, February 15, 2013

.:Feature Friday - Sewing Mama RaeAnna:.




Hi Sumo readers!!!  I love Summer's blog and I occasionally participate in the "Market Yourself Mondays!"  I need to be better and participating in linky parties but I sure do enjoy seeing all the creative posts that her readers contribute each week!

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Lately I have been obsessed with blanket stitch embellishments!  Check out all these cute pinterest links!

I"m taking my own spin on it and embellishing a onesie with a blanket stitch around an applique!  I am lucky and have an awesome embroidery machine that I usually use for appliques but I thought for the tutorial I would show you the cheap and easy way of making a quick applique!  (To see some of my cute applique items visit my facebook shop!)

Materials:
Onesie
Pellon Wonder Under
Fabric Scrap
Embroidery Floss
Large Eye Embroidery Needle
Applique Shape

 
I just used a simple heart shape and printed it from the computer.  Take the Wonder Under and trace the shape of your applique on to the WU

 
Cut out the WU and put it rough side down on the wrong side of your fabric scrap.  Use a hot, dry iron to fuse it to the fabric.

 
Cut out the fabric to the heart shape and gently peel the backing off the WU.

 
Place the fabric applique down on the onesie.  Take a damp cloth and put it on top of the applique and then use the iron to fuse the WU to the onesie.

 
Now for the fun blanket stitch embellishment!!!!

Take your embroidery floss and knot one end.  Bring up the thread from the back, back down and then up again right next to your original hole.



Take the needle and slide it through that first loop to the left.

 
Now that your thread tail is on the bottom, take the needle and point it down, making sure that the tail is underneath the needle as you pull it through.

 
Continue this stitch all the way around your applique
 
Here's what the back looks like.  When you're finished, just knot off the thread and cut.

 
Use this to embellish all sorts of projects!!!  I think the blanket stitch would also look darling around a pocket on a t-shirt or even a pair of jeans!



I hope you have fun with these options and I would love to have you visit my blog for other tutorials!  I'll be sure to link up the next one on the "Market Yourself Monday" link party!

Sewing Mama RaeAnna Blog

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Oooo, I love this! What a fun and simple way to add a little personalized embellishment to a piece of clothing. So fun for baby gifts! Thanks for sharing RaeAnna!

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! My daughter is older but I bet she would love fabric with neon colors or peace signs. I'm following! I hope you'll stop by and check out my blog as well. www.starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com :)

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  2. Thank you, Summer!!! I can't wait to send this off to my niece-to-be this spring! :)

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