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!
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!
A closeup before we get into the 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.
The word bubble hello icon is on the bottom right of the template.
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.
I then aligned the mask to the marks on the muslin bag and secured with some washi tape.
I then stenciled the word bubble with an ink that dries on fabric.
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.
I found it very soothing to stitch a little icon every now and then :) My stitching is not perfect but it makes me happy!
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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!