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Mini Doodle Fabric Tutorial – Stitchdoodles


What’s a Doodle Fabric?

This isn’t one thing I’ve made up simply because it matches in so properly with the title ‘Stitchdoodles’!

A doodle fabric is definitely a easy piece of fabric that you just use to check out any embroidery stitches you aren’t assured with, or simply wish to follow a bit extra earlier than you go for that fabulous design you’ve your eye on!

Again in 2019, right here on the weblog, we explored making a doodle fabric with a number of totally different sew tutorials – these had been primarily difficult stitches and yow will discover out extra about that right here.

Say hiya to the Mini Doodle Cloths

My newest sample is slightly bit totally different as you get to create 10 Mini Doodle Cloths, that includes 10 fundamental stitches – so good for novices.

As soon as they’re all stitched, you may then make them up in to those cute little cloths – plus the felt wrap is beautiful to maintain all of them in as a beautiful memento.

In regards to the Sample

The sample options 10 totally different stitches and directions are offered in step-by-step element with picture’s on the right way to full every of the next stitches…

Chain Sew, Fly Sew, Seed Sew, Sheaf Sew, Trellis Sew, Fishbone Sew, French Knots, Break up sew, Brick Sew, Star sew

I’ve purposefully chosen newbie stitches in order that it makes this accessible for everybody to have a go.

The sample takes you proper by from begin to end – together with ending off the fabric edges and making the felt wrap. Nonetheless, I felt that there could also be a necessity for a extra detailed rationalization of the ending course of which is the explanation for this weblog submit!

First issues First: Would you prefer to sew your personal Mini Doodle Cloths?

If the reply is sure, select one of many following choices…

Observe the Sample and sew up your 10 totally different sew templates then come again right here to learn how to make them in to the completed article…

The way to end the Doodle Fabric Edges

I selected this methodology to allow these with no stitching expertise what so ever to complete off their cloths and hold them for future reference with out turning into frayed. If you know the way, then in fact you possibly can bind the sides as an alternative.

We’re going to connect 2 squares collectively (again to again) after which lower across the edges for adornment.

Step 1:

Lower out 2 of your accomplished stitched squares on the OUTER marked edge and have some Bondaweb tape prepared to make use of.

Step 2:

I used calico backing behind every of my squares when stitching and it’s crucial to stick this to the highest material first so a robust edge is created.

Pull again the highest material to disclose the calico and lower a strip of Bondaweb tape to suit alongside the sting.

Iron this in place.

Repeat to iron a strip of bondaweb on the opposite 3 edges of calico after which pull off the paper backing from every strip.

Easy the highest material down excessive after which iron the sides so the highest material adheres to the calico and kinds a robust edge.

That is repeated for all 10 of the stitched squares earlier than transferring onto the following step.

Step 3:

Take 2 of the stitched squares (with the sides already strengthened) and place them again to again.

  • Iron a strip of bondaweb to the again of every edge on one of many squares
  • Peel off the paper backing
  • Match up the two accomplished squares again to again
  • Iron across the edge to safe the two squares collectively.

This creates 1 doodle fabric with a accomplished sew on each the back and front.

To complete, use a pair of pinking shears to snip up every edge and make them look slightly bit cuter!

One doodle fabric is full – you now have 4 extra to make utilizing the remaining 8 stitched squares – get pleasure from!

The way to make a Felt Wrap

Now you’ve all these beautiful samples of stitches you want someplace protected to maintain them, and what higher manner than with this cutel Felt Wrap…

Included within the sample with the sew templates is the bonus template for the above sq. which can be utilized for the entrance of your felt wrap. You’ll be able to select any of your favorite stitches to finish the starflower and surrounding border after which you might be able to make the Felt Wrap…

You have to…

  • Your accomplished Entrance Sq. – all stitched.
  • 9 x 4.5 inch piece of felt – I lower round mine with pinking shears for the jagged edge.
  • Bondaweb Tape
  • 7 inch piece of ribbon twine
  • Button

Place your felt, proper facet outwards on a flat floor.

Iron Bondaweb tape to the again of your stitched sq. (precisely as you probably did above) after which peel off the backing.

Place the sq. centrally on the entrance half of the felt piece (proper facet) and iron in place.

Now all you should do is add the ending touches…

  • Sew a button to the entrance edge within the centre.
  • On the left edge – midway up and about 1/2inch in from the sting – snip 2 slits within the felt about 1/4 inch aside. Thread the ribbon by.

Now you may pop all of your doodle cloths inside – wrap the ribbon across the button to safe and they’re all good and protected so that you can seek advice from everytime you need.

Now you’ve realized all 10 of these stitches you may full the fabulous Starflower Sampler. It is a bigger model of the Starflower on the entrance cowl and provides you loads of alternative to make use of all these beautiful stitches time and again. Yow will discover the Starflower Sample within the store…

Buy the PDF sample and Template
Buy the Pre Printed Material and Sample
Buy the Full Equipment and get stitching right away.

Share your Mini Doodle Cloths and Starflower Samplers within the Glad Stitching FB Group or on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Glad Stitching!


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