Hello everyone! The Sew Easy Stitching Templates have been on my wish list for a while. I placed my order for them as soon as they became available at We R Memory Keepers's official online store! WRMK is also generously giving me a set of the 4 new stitching templates as well as two spools of their Fancy Floss to giveaway on the blog here! Check out the details at the bottom of this post! waffle-flower-sew-easy-giveaway I tried the stitching templates on paper (shared here) and decided to try a different surface with a masking technique! I'm very happy with my stitched muslin gift bag! waffle-flower-sew-easy-stitched-muslin-bag A closeup before we get into the how-tos! waffle-flower-sew-easy-stitched-hello-closeup

How-tos

The Sew Easy template I used is call ICON. It is the red one with fun iconic images. The templates are just a couple of dollars each but if you want to start with one, I would recommend this Icon Template for everyday paper crafting needs. waffle-flower-sew-easy-icon-templates The word bubble hello icon is on the bottom right of the template. waffle-flower-sew-easy-word-bubble-hello-icon I first used a pen to mark the stitching holes on both the muslin bag and a piece of Post-It! note. I connected the dots on the paper to help guide me cutting it out to create a mask. waffle-flower-sew-easy-mark-the-stitching-holes I then aligned the mask to the marks on the muslin bag and secured with some washi tape. waffle-flower-sew-easy-lined-up-the-mask I then stenciled the word bubble with an ink that dries on fabric. waffle-flower-sew-easy-stencil-ink Easy Peasy! waffle-flower-sew-easy-done I folded the edge of the bag down so it would be easier for me to reach the stitching holes. I didn't poke the holes because it was very easy to pull a needle through the muslin fabric. I used common back stitch for this project. waffle-flower-sew-easy-muslin-stitching I found it very soothing to stitch a little icon every now and then :) My stitching is not perfect but it makes me happy! waffle-flower-sew-easy-stitching-done

The Giveaway

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How to Enter

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Shopping Code for Everyone

Use code WAFFLE for 20% off your entire order at shopwer.com <-- WRMK's official online store. lifestyle-studio-code-waffle For your convenience, here are the direct links to the products I used on today's project.

Sew Easy Templates Here Sew Easy Floss - Aqua Here Washi Tape - Pomegranate Here

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!