This project is from the "Little Bit French" section of Willowberry Design's site. Please find their button on my left side bar.
First I printed the design on some Sticky Fabri-Solvy -- just run it through your printer like paper. Peel it off the backing paper and stick on your background and begin stitching. No prep, no tracing. I love this stuff!
After the embroidery is complete, it is a good idea to carefully lift the excess Sticky-solvy from your project and trim it away.
Plop it into some water and swish it around for a few seconds and PRESTO all the stuff dissolves and nothing is left but your beautiful stitching! Super. Now just blot on a clean towel and leave to dry, or if in a hurry press it dry.
Trim edges to size -- I cut my background about 1/2 inch bigger than I needed. A slightly larger piece is easier to hoop. After a bit of a trim, I sewed the side seam - a French seam, of course! This one is about 1/8th inch finished.
Now, position the seam down the center back and create the bottom seam... again, it is a French seam.
This was a fun and quick project. I enjoy making small gift items such as this and keeping a stash of them handy for quick gifts.
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