Baby Bath Set Part 2 Applique Embroidery
Minky fabric cut to the dimensions of your blanket or towel.
tear away stabilizer
Water soluble stabilizer I use it because it is clear and can tear away easily
Coordinating fabric for the applique. A scrap will work as long as it is bigger than the applique size.
Basic Machine materials – hoop, embroidery thread etc.
*Do not iron minky – You will lose the dots
Decide where you want your design. Most machines or software come with this wonderful tool to help with positioning. You can also use the top of the hoop.
Remember to leave space for seam allowances when you sew the blanket together.
Hoop the fabric
Stitch the outline layer. (I do not use the water-soluble stabilizer in the applique step because the fabric layering covers the nap of the fabric.)
Layer the scrap fabric over the first set of stitches. Make sure the fabric covers all of the stitch outline.
Stitch the second outline and trim the excess fabric.
The machine satin stitches around the outside.
Lay your clear or water-soluble stabilizer where you plan to stitch the name. This stabilizer helps to keep the nap of the fabric from tangling in the thread and warping or covering the stitches. You will have more support for the lettering and a clear name.
Embroider the name.
Trim all loose threads.
Remove all stabilizers
The Applique Embroidery is complete.
Stay tuned for Fridays Tutorial Part 3 the Hooded Blanket/Towel.
The Applique Lettering is from Designs by Juju www.designsbyjuju.com