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Instructions

Instructions

Instructions: Iron on patches

    • Peel off backing paper if attached & position on garment
    • Cover with baking paper or pressing cloth
    • Use hot iron on cotton setting
    • Press the patch into place for a minute or two until good adhesion  
    • Do not rub iron over unprotected patch 
    • Do not burn
    • Wash/ rinse in cold water, do not hot tumble dry
    • To attach permanently sew around the edge of patch 

Instructions: Appliques

    • Rayon viscose thread on fabric & wash away stabilizer
    • Stabilizer in the applique may stiffen it, but it will soften with washing &...


Put a patch on it...

Put a patch on it...

My iron on patches are quite detailed, I recommend free motion sewing to hold down your patches permanently.

Adding wire to wings

Adding wire to wings

Embroidered applique wings can have fine florist, jewellery or sculpture wire sewn underneath to give structure & support.

Insert the end of the wire into the end claw, this can be secured with a little epoxy glue, use a pin to insert it into the claw & let it set.

Secure a stitch next to where the wire comes out & whip stitch wire to back of wing claw.

dragon wings tutorial

Whip stitch, picking up small even stitches, continue following claw lines.

 Use long nose pliers to bend the wire to...


Embroidery applique

Embroidery applique

Sew butterflies & bees with a few stitches to secure the body between the wings, then use stitches at the points of the wings to hold in position.

My embroidery studio

My embroidery studio

Welcome to my studio

Briar roses & bees

I make free standing lace flowers, leaves & more

Spring garden with bees

Bees, butterflies & flower appliques embroidered on polyester organza,
cotton voile, silk organza, & other remnant & up-cycled fabrics.

Blue butterflies & roses

I make 2D & 3D embroidered couture elements available to dressmakers
& creative folk who want something beautiful & unique.

Butterflies & leaves

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