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CUPCAKE TUTORIAL – Applique

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Cupcake Applique Tutorial

 

A. Start by hooping your FABRIC or GARMENT. Use the correct STABILIZER for the fabric. In this Tutorial we used WHITE FELT with 1 x layer of TEAR AWAY STABILIZER For the CUPCAKE DESIGN we used 3 different COLORS of felt

 

COLOR STOP 1 = Stitch the 1st COLOR STOP = a Running Stitch

 

Place the FABRIC to cover the OUTLINE. COLOR STOP 2 = The Fabric will be secured by the next running stitch Once the fabric is secured – remove the hoop and place on a flat surface.

 

Cut away the excess fabric. Place hoop back and stitch COLOR STOP 3

 

COLOR STOP 3 = A Satin Outline will cover the edge

 

COLOR STOP 4 = Stitch the 4st COLOR STOP = a Running Stitch

 

COLOR STOP 5 = The Fabric will be secured by the next running stitch Once the fabric is secured – remove the hoop and place on a flat surface.

 

Cut away the excess fabric.

 

Place hoop back and stitch COLOR STOP 6 COLOR STOP 6 = A Satin Outline will cover the edge

 

COLOR STOP 7 = Stitch the 7th COLOR STOP = a Running Stitch

 

COLOR STOP 8 = The Fabric will be secured by the next running stitch Once the fabric is secured – remove the hoop and place on a flat surface. Cut away the excess fabric.

 

Place hoop back and stitch COLOR STOP 9

 

COLOR STOP 9 = A Satin Outline will cover the edge. Stitch COLOR STOP 10 through 13 to complete the Design.

 

Cut away the jump stitches.

 

Cupcake in Embroidery

Cupcake Applique Tutorial

Helpful Tips for Freestanding Lace Earrings

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TIP 1. Hoop 1 to 2 layers Water-Soluble Stabilizer 

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TIP 2. Only 2 components are needed to complete your stitched out Freestanding Lace Earring. 1. An Ear Wire 2. A Round Ring (approx 0.2″ / 5mm) How To: Using a pair of pliers – open the round ring and insert the round ring through the loop at the top of the FSL Earring. Before closing the Round Ring also insert the Ear Wire. Close the Round Ring and your Earring is complete. PS: Before closing the Round Ring – make sure the Ear Wire faces the correct way. Else your Earring will be back to front.

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TIP 3. Use matching Top and Bottom thread for a professional finish. The Earring on the left has been stitched out with matching Top and Bottom thread, The earring on the right Not.

NEW Tutorial: Raccoon Bag with In The Hoop Zipper

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Step1. Start by hooping your Fabric and Stabilizer (to match your fabric). Stitch out the “a” file – this will be the front of your zipper bag. Follow the color change sheet in your design zip file. Before the last color stop, add a piece of fabric to back = lining. Keep aside. This design includes 1 x applique step. After the contrast fabric is secured the rest of the design will be stitched.

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For this bag you need plain fabric, contrast fabric, a zipper and ribbon (the exact measurements are included in your instant download)

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The front panel includes a lining step. This ensures a professional finish of the inside of your bag once complete.

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Step 2. File b – Hoop a layer of tear away stabilizer. Stitch out the 1st color stop of FILE b.

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Step 3. Place the zipper on the 3 lines indicated. Use scotch-tape to keep in place. Make sure your zipper puller is at the BOTTOM of the hoop (as shown)

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Step 4. Stitch the next color stop. The zipper will be secured in the hoop.

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Step 5. Fold the 2 pieces of fabric (for the back) in half. I like to iron these 2 pieces to create a neat flat edge. Place the 1 x piece on the top half. Align the folded edge to the zipper “teeth”. Step 6. The next color stop will secure the top fabric. (see image below)

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Step 7. Do the same with the 2d piece of folded back fabric.

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Step 8. The next color stop will secure the 2d back fabric.

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Step 9. Stitch the next color stop. This is a satin outline as decorative stitch.

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Step 10. Pull the zipper open (toward the TOP)

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Step 11. WARNING! Make sure the zipper is pulled to about two-thirds open. After the design is complete the needle will return to the center of the design, and if the zipper puller is in the center it could create a problem. Step 12. Fold the ribbon (to be used as sling) in half and secure with scotch-tape (as shown in the image below)

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Step 13. You will be using the front design stitched out 1st in this step.

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Step 15. Stitch the next color stop. The front and back panels will be secured in the hoop.

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Step 16. Remove the hoop and remove the design from the hoop. Turn over and remove the tear-away stabilizer covering the zipper.

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Step 17. See image below – after tear-away was removed from the zipper section.

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Step 18. Cut away fabric and excess zipper all around. Leaving about half an inch of fabric all around.

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Step 19. Cut away fabric from the CORNERS as shown.

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Step 20. Make cuts in the fabric – all around. This will ensure neat edges when turned outside in.

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Step 21. Turn bag inside out.

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Step 22. Add a ribbon to the Zipper Puller (optional).

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Your Bag with In the Hoop Zipper is complete!

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