Saturday, April 23, 2016

Making Embroidered Slips is the next project in my Crazy Quilt Class

When I saw the original class write-up and pictures I could hardly wait to get to this task - making a little embroidered fox slip.  I've bought embroidered slips in the past but didn't really think about making one myself.  It was time consuming but I really enjoyed seeing it come together.  Here's my little fox finished and in a scene - resting in the tall grass in the forest:

Here are the steps to make the slip.  The first step is to do the embroidery in a hoop so it doesn't pucker due to using so much thread.  I did the long & short stitch on the head and a stem stitch on the body and tail using regular sewing thread (suggested by the instructor) instead of embroidery floss.  I used muslin to embroider on, and pressed 2 layers on tear-away stabilizer to the back, before I began.

 After the embroidery was finished I tore off the stabilizer, trimmed around the shape leaving about 1/4" seam allowance, and then used glue stick to turn over the edges.  Here is the back side.
This is how it looks from the front.  Now it's ready to be stitched down to one of my crazy quilt blocks. 

1 comment:

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I love your little fox............just adorable!!!!!